Mumbai, Oct 15: Unhindered by the amount of flak received, Maharashtra based political outfit Shiv Sena will continue with its firebrand politics. The amount of media glare received by the far-right group for its unconstitutional activities has compelled the party to further escalate it anti-Pakistan agenda. Shiv Sena on Thursday, announced that it would not allow Gazal maestro Ghulam Ali to perform on the Indian soil. It’s party cadres will assemble in the national capital and would ensure that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is forced to call off the event.
Although, Sena majorly wields influence in Maharashtra, its threat should not be considered lightly. One should recall the cancellation of India-Pakistan match in 1999 when Shiv Sena workers barged into Delhi’s Firoze Shah Kotla stadium and dug the pitch ahead of the much-awaited Test match. (previously: Ghulam Ali accepts Delhi Government’s invite to perform in the city)
The fresh threat issued by Shiv Sena comes in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expression of disappointment over the cancellation of Ghulam Ali’s concert in Mumbai and Pune. “The opposition to Pakistan’s legendary singer is unfortunate and extremely said,” the Modi said on Wednesday.
The concert of Ghulam Ali in Delhi is scheduled in December. AAP government led by Arvind Kejriwal has sent an invitation to the Pakistani singer which he has accepted. “The people of Delhi will host Ghulam Ali and listen to his mystic ghazals,” said state cabinet minister Kapil Mishra, adding, “We will see who can stop that from happening in Delhi. The government will provide adequate security.”