Shiv Sena Takes Dig At Raj Thackeray Over His Demand To Reopen Wine Shops In Maharashtra


The Uddhav Thackeray-led social gathering, nevertheless, mocked the MNS chief for demanding to reopen of liquor retailers and eateries collectively


Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Saturday took a dig at MNS president Raj Thackeray over his demand to restart wine retailers in Maharashtra to spice up revenues, and sought to know whether or not he was actually involved concerning the state’s treasury. It stated that Raj Thackeray ought to know that as a result of lockdown, not simply the wine retailers, however even the liquor factories are shut.”You do not get income simply by beginning the retailers. The authorities will get income within the type of excise and gross sales tax when a distributor purchases the product from the factories.

In order to start out these items, employees are required. Besides, if the retailers re-open, no social distancing might be adopted,” the social gathering stated in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

Raj Thackeray, in a letter to the Chief Minister’s Officer (CMO) on Thursday, had stated that permitting wine retailers to stay open doesn’t imply making an attempt to cater to the wants of alcohol shoppers however to make sure income influx throughout troublesome instances.

He had additionally known as for permitting resorts and kitchens to offer reasonably priced meals to run saying that as a giant chunk of Maharashtras inhabitants depends on them.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led social gathering, nevertheless, mocked the MNS chief for demanding to reopen of liquor retailers and eateries collectively.

“Through his demand, he has pointed it out to the federal government that like meals, alcohol is a vital commodity.

He has given invaluable info that as a rice plate is vital for individuals, they’re additionally depending on ‘quarter’ and ‘peg’,” it stated.

It sought to know whether or not he has made the demand out of the priority for the state’s revenues or on behalf of the tipplers.

“The opposition leaders should advise the government on how to improve the economic situation in times of crisis, but the leader of the opposition hasn’t been able to do so,” the ruling social gathering stated with out naming Devendra Fadnavis.

“Raj Thackeray has put forward the plight of the poor and the less privileged people and a section of the society will bless him for that. But the government will have to take a decision considering the overall situation,” it added.

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