The Shiv Sena has reportedly threatened to disrupt the Pakistani Singer Ghulam Ali’s show scheduled to take place in New Delhi. The Shiv Sena party was reported as saying that it will “go to any extent” to ensure the concert does not happen at any cost.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the ruling party in Delhi state, has retaliated asking Shiv Sena “to get well soon” and adding that it will deploy its “army of workers” to ensure that Ghulam Ali’s concert goes well in the national capital.
Senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “In Maharashtra, there is BJP’s police under Devendra Fadnavis, and in Delhi it is Modi’s police and the Home Ministry under Rajnath Singh which is looking after Delhi’s security. If need arises, we will deploy our army of party workers to ensure that the programme goes fine. We will not allow any kind of disruption in the event”.
In India, politics over the Pakistani singer has hit new highs. Recently, Shiv Sena forced the cancellation of a concert by the singer in Mumbai. In a separate incident in Mumbai, Sudheendra Kulkarni, a journalist and aide to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had black ink thrown on his face by the Shiv Sena cadre, as he was a panelist at the launch of a book by former Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri.