MUMBAI: After Chennai and Kolkata, the government is facing
political opposition in Mumbai with Shiv Sena executive president
Uddhav Thackeray warning the centre that any move to switch-off
TV signals to analogue cable homes post the digitisation deadline
will be fiercely opposed.
a dig at Congress-led UPA government for failing to control
inflation, Thackeray said that the government has further
burdened the common man by making it compulsory to purchase
set-top boxes, which costs anywhere between Rs 1000 to Rs
also warned the government that the deadline is close to the
festive season and any efforts to switch off signals to analogue
homes would result in protest from common man.
the Diwali festival round the corner, many poor families are
unable to afford it (STB) in these times of high inflation.
Where will they get this money from suddenly? We shall not
allow this type of compulsion on the people to install an
STB," Thackeray said in a statement in party mouthpiece