Mumbai: It seems a major tussle between Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is on the cards in Mumbai. This follows the suggestion that BJP has put forward before the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to set up NaMo (named after PM Narendra Modi) tea stalls and snacks stalls all across the city.
This move by the BJP is being seen as an attempt to counter Shiv Sena’s ‘Shiv’ Vada Pav scheme that was launched in 2011 to provide employment to locals.
BJP group leader in the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Manoj Kotak said, “The concept was proposed by our corporator Prakash Gangadhare and we discussed it in our party meeting and endorsed it.”
He even added,”We put a suggestion before the civic authority to consider such (NaMo) stalls in hawking zones and such stalls should be legal. It will help the corporation to earn revenue,”
According to BJP, the introduction of such NaMo stalls will provide employment to the youth of the state.
The NaMo stall idea BJP says is just in the suggestion stage but it may still be enough to irk the Sena because it’s being speculated that these stalls will carry the Prime Minister’s picture.