Mumbai, Oct. 12 -- The Shiv Sena on Monday displayed its dominance and control over Mumbai by enforcing a near-complete bandh (strike) to protest the killings of the farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri. The response to Monday's bandh showed that the party's organisation's strength is still intact and the party can bring Mumbai to a halt. This show of strength is particularly important for the party, going into the crucial Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

However, the BJP said the bandh was forced on shop and establishment owners. Leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis denied that the people have supported the bandh and alleged that administration, police and government machinery were...