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After Modi rally, Shiv Sena workers clean venue ground

Shiv Sena workers on Sunday cleaned the Mahalaxmi racecourse ground where Modi addressed poll rally on Saturday night.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: October 5, 2014 1:21 pm

Call it “Gandhigiri” or a response to the Prime Minister’s cleanliness campaign, Shiv Sena workers on Sunday cleaned the Mahalaxmi racecourse ground where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed poll rally on Saturday night.

Sena corporator Arun Dudhwadkar was on his morning walk routine when he noticed garbage at the rally ground, party officials said.

Dudhwadkar immediately asked Sena workers to reach the ground and clean the area, they said.

Accordingly, Sena workers arrived with brooms and buckets and cleaned the ground, collecting leftover water bottles and campaign flags and banners.

The 25-year-old BJP-Shiv Sena alliance split 10 days back amid deadlock over seat-sharing for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls.

State BJP leaders had announced severing of ties between the two parties, blaming Shiv Sena’s “inflexibility” for it.

BJP leaders had said the party would not criticise Sena during the poll campaign.

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  1. I
    Oct 5, 2014 at 8:05 am
    How low can shiv sena fall to?
    1. K
      Oct 5, 2014 at 9:27 am
      It is an excellent act by the Shiv Sena workers. Everyone of us should own responsibility for the waste created by us and the issue of cleanliness problems faced by the country is becoming an issue of top priority. Thanks to the Prime Ministry, his exhortation to the citizens has reached to all political parties. If the momentum is continued I believe we should achieve the desired results in a year's time and we can become a clean and neat nation by 2019 as envisaged by the Prime Minister. The senior citizens of each ward of every panchayat, as well as mohallas of each town and city should form a committee to oversee the cleanliness in their areas to ensure (1) the local government is ensuring that their area is cleaned by the cleaning staff emplo or if there are no cleaning staff is not emplo they should complain to the local government (2) the local government should ensure employ sufficient manpower for cleaning purpose and they should be given modern cleaning tools and training to use them. (3) The best performing cleaning staff in their area should be honored with awards/cash prizes at public functions (4) The volunteers should visit educational insutions to conduct awareness among students about cleanliness as well as shop keepers, vegetable and fruit vendors, florists etc to ensure that it is their responsibility to clean up the waste generated by them and not that of someone else (5) One of the main contributors of waste is builders. Right now they seem to have no responsibility for the huge waste generated by them. The licence of those builders should be cancelled if they continue to the offenders. Moreover, they should provide basic sanitation and uniform to their workers in addition to proper training on general behaviour as they seem to be creating lot of nuisance to the people living in their adjoining areas where construction activities are taking place. The construction area should be clearly demarcated and should be confined to the construction area and not in public area. (6) The local government should consider imposing penalties for those especially shopkeepers, fruit/vegetable vendors who are mainly responsible and (7) Finally, the local government should pull up their sleeves and ensured their officers properly motivate all their staff so that cleanliness is a very important and is a question of survival
      1. B
        Bhupendra Shelat
        Oct 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm
        It is good on part of Indian Express to bring this news (others have ignored).it has exposed double standard,and hence joke in circulations""in India the Safai workers are millioner and come on the job in air condition cars and latest well stich garment.
        1. j
          Oct 5, 2014 at 5:21 pm
          shiv sena is anti maharashtra and ani national party full of gunda and criminals
          1. M
            Oct 6, 2014 at 3:29 am
            Mumbai is cash rich area and hence mafia politicians are based in Mumbai. The people in Mumbai does not like the return of the mafia raj and Organized Crime. The situation is other parts of Maharashtra in totally different. The people should isolate those filty politicians irrespective of the party.
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