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  Metros   Mumbai  26 Aug 2018  Uddhav Thackeray slams free Internet promises

Uddhav Thackeray slams free Internet promises

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 26, 2018, 2:47 am IST
Updated : Aug 26, 2018, 5:24 am IST

He addressed a meeting in which he slammed the state government.

Thackeray extended full support to cable operators.
 Thackeray extended full support to cable operators.

Mumbai: Slamming promises of free Internet in ‘Digital India’, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that instead of digital India, the government should give free petrol, diesel, milk and food grains in the ration shops.

Mr Thackeray addressed the meeting of local cable operators, who claim that Reliance’s Jio is hurting their business. He supported cable operators and assured them in a meeting at Rangsharda that their business would be protected.

 

Cable operators are opposing to Jio’s Internet and TV channels telecasting offers. Due to cheaper rates, people will get attracted to it, which will affect the business of thousands of cable operators. These operators met Mr Thackeray and he extended full support to them. He addressed a meeting in which he slammed the policies of the government.

Mr Thackeray said, providing free Internet cannot help the poor. Petrol-Diesel, milk, fruits, food grains in the ration shops should be given free. He said Sena is ready to fight if business of the cable operators are disturbed.

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