Pune: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday warned of strict action against agitators opposing collection of toll by taking law into their hands.
"(Propagating) violence and indulging in vandalism is not the culture of progressive Maharashtra," Ajit said in reply to a query on MNS workers allegedly damaging toll plazas in different parts of the state.
The MNS workers today went on the rampage, vandalising toll plazas in different parts of the state following party chief Raj Thackeray`s diktat not to pay the levy and "thrash" those who raise a voice against it.
"...The administration would not tolerate incitement by leaders of any political party if they tried to fan public vandalism. We will initiate action against those who incite violence," the NCP leader said without naming MNS chief.
Meanwhile, an MNS woman corporator, Rupali Patil was arrested during an agitation carried out by party workers at some toll check posts in the city.