Golf accessories shop in Hyderamazoo, in south India, has been shut down after Narendra Modi won the state’s election.
According to the office of the Maharashtra government, the shop was shut down on Tuesday, December 13, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the election.
The shop was set up by the shopkeeper, the office said.
The BJP had won in the state by nearly 11,000 votes in the Lok Sabha polls.
It is the third state to fall to the BJP in the elections after Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
In both Maharashtra and Andhra, the BJP won seats.
The government said it had asked the shop owners to continue operations.
However, it did not specify what the shop owner would do with the equipment and merchandise.
“We will take appropriate action to recover the goods and return them to the rightful owners,” said a statement issued by the state government.
The store, which is situated in a residential area of the city, is owned by the former owner, an old resident.
“It is unfortunate that our shop has been closed down.
We have been operating under the patronage of the shop and its owners for the past 10 years,” said the shop’s owner, who did not want to be identified.
The Shopkeeper’s Association of Hyderabad has called on other shops in the city to also close up.
The association has called for a boycott of the election, saying the BJP was “the most anti-democratic party in the country”.
“It has made the BJP’s election campaign a sham.
It has done a terrible disservice to our community and the people of the state,” said Anand Sharma, the association’s president.
The Maharashtra election is expected to be held on November 28.