MUMBAI: Shiv Sena will oppose the Goods and Services Tax (GST) if it threatens BMC’s financial autonomy, Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday.
“We will have to rethink on GST if the Mumbai municipal corporation has to go to the Centre with a begging bowl,” Thackeray told a meeting of Shiv Sena MLAs and MLCs.
The conclave was held to discuss GST’s financial and administrative implications. “The Sena will not remain quiet if GST is going to weaken the Mumbai civic body’s autonomy,” he told mediapersons.
Thackeray also instructed party legislators to be prepared for the next state assembly election, sources said.
Thackeray asked party legislators to rebond with rural constituencies to revamp the Sena across the state. Thackeray will flag off the Sena’s mass contact campaign with a public meeting in Aurangabad on May 7. Similar jamborees will be held in western Maharashtra, Konkan and Vidarbha, according to party sources.