Mumbai: Despite Section 144 imposed in Mumbai in the wake of Omicron spread, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi addressed a large gathering in the city.
The rally is believed to be a show of strength ahead of local polls in various parts of Maharashtra, including the BMC elections next year.
Reportedly, AIMIM alleged that in a bid to stop party's Tiranga rally at Chandivali on Saturday, Maha Vikas Agadhi (MVA) government had imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC.
As the Maharashtra witnessed highest omicron cases than any other states in the country, the state government decided to impose section 144 in financial capital of the country i.e. Mumbai on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday, the according to reports, the Mumbai police said that decision to impose Section 144 was taken for the two reasons.
The first reason was the rally planned by the AIMIM party because of which several workers came to Mumbai and party chief. However, Police denied the permission to conduct rally in view of the Omicron threat. The second reason was the protests planned by the BJP against Sanjay Raut's statement.
Meanwhile, India's Omicron tally stands at 32 according to latest updates off which 17 cases are from Maharashtra alone.
Nice such cases have been reported from Rajasthan, while Gujarat, Karnataka and Delhi have reported tree two and one cases.