The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena's (MNS) student wing on Tuesday urged city mayor Meenakshi Shinde to cancel the upcoming Thane Marathon and donate the funds used on its organisation for relief to people affected by floods in the state.
The Thane Marathon is being organised on August 18.
MNS student wing district unit president Sandeep Pachange said it is seen that Rs 60 lakh-Rs 75 lakh is spent every year on Thane Mayor Marathon.
This money can be used to provide relief to people who have lost their livelihood in the floods that have ravaged Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts of western Maharashtra, he said and appealed to the mayor to cancel the event.
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