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Maharashtra Navnirman leader Sanjay Naik has demanded that Ola and Uber companies should agree to the laws which are followed by the yellow-black taxis in Maharashtra.
He said that the two companies were doing business unlawfully.
We demand that Ola and Uber taxis agree to the laws by which the yellow-black taxis are run. They are doing business unlawfully: Sanjay Naik, MNS on strike of Ola and Uber taxi drivers called by Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena in #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/RghCnobT6g— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2018
App-based cabs Ola and Uber are on strike in Mumbai for an indefinite period.
The strike has been called by Maharashtra Navnirman Vahtuk Sena, the transport wing of Raj Thackeray led MNS.
The cab drivers are demanding better earnings, incentives and monthly income.
They said that the two companies had assured them a profit of Rs 1.5 lakh per month but now the situation has driven them into debts. They added that they are not even able to pay EMIs of their vehicles.
The strike is announced for Monday in Mumbai and on Friday for Delhi.