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MNS claims credit for Maha multiplex diktat on outside food

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Navnirman Sena (MNS) claimed credit for the state government's announcement in the today that people could take into multiplexes.

"The credit definitely goes to our party for this (the announcement)...unfortunately, we had to adopt an aggressive stand on the issue. But before doing that, we had submitted memorandums. This (announcement) is a victory of that process (initiated by the party)," Anil Shidore said today.

He contended that disallowing film patrons to carry with them home-cooked or and impelling them to purchase eatables at "exorbitant" rates inside multiplexes went against the "basic rights" of people.

"People should have a choice (from where to buy). You can't say that one doesn't have choice in a democracy," Shidore added.

Earlier in the day, said that the multiplexes and malls have been directed to allow on their premises.

Food and Civil Supplies, Chavan made the statement in response to a calling attention motion moved by of Opposition in the Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde, and other members.

The had recently protested against multiplexes charging exorbitant rates for and some of its workers had also allegedly assaulted the staff of a multiplex in Pune on June 29 over this issue.

On July 7, several multiplex owners had met chief and discussed the objections of the party related to being sold in movie theatres.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:05 IST