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No alternatives, but citizens fined: MNS

An MNS poster outside Matoshri in Bandra on Sunday.

An MNS poster outside Matoshri in Bandra on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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A day after the plastic ban came into effect in the State, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday put up posters across the city, accusing the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the State government of penalising citizens without providing alternatives to plastic.

“The government is claiming that it has carried out preparations for the past three months to ensure there are no problems after the plastic ban. What were those preparations? What is the alternative to plastic that has been offered to people? If there is one, has it been ensured that it will be provided in large quantities?” asked Akhil Chitre, MNS leader from Bandra, who put up posters outside Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s residence Matoshri and the Mayor’s residence.

The police removed the posters later in the morning.

Mr. Chitre, taunting the Sena for crediting actors Juhi Chawla and Dia Mirza for promoting the ban, said “The administration’s focus seems to be more on attracting celebrities to events about the plastic ban rather than helping citizens.”

The posters said instead of slapping a fine of ₹5,000 on people, officials should first provide them waterproof carry bags.

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