Let Thackerays move around sans security: Nirupam
Mumbai: Irked over Shiv Sena`s tirade
against him over his remarks on north Indians in Mumbai,
Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday dared the Thackerays to move
around without any security cover.
"I challenge those who say things against me. Let the
three Thackerays move about without security," Nirupam said,
without naming Sena leaders Uddhav, his son Aditya and MNS
chief Raj Thackeray.
However, Nirupam `excluded` Sena chief Bal Thackeray,
saying, "I have respect for Balasahab...there is a different
place for him in my mind."
"A disinformation campaign is on against me for political
benefits," he said, after the Sena, following his recent
statement on north Indian migrants, threatened the "north
Indian leader" that he might find it difficult to continue
living in Mumbai.
"I have never sought any security cover. Today, I called
the police commissioner and asked him to withdraw my
security," Nirupam said.
On his controversial remarks, Nirupam said, "I merely
stated that the lifeline of Mumbai is in the hands of north
Indians, be it vegetable vendors, auto and taxi drivers or
panwallahs. I said that if these people decide to take a day
off, Mumbai will come to a standstill. I never gave a call for
Nirupam reminded that Chhatrapati Shivaji was coronated
at the hands of north Indian brahmins.
Earlier, Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray had
said, "I dare Nirupam to shut down Mumbai and the Marathi
people here... We will smash his teeth."
Sena had taken the war of words on to the streets,
blackening posters of Nirupam. Congress workers also
retaliated, damaging Uddhav`s posters.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Zee Media exclusive interview with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- UP Minister allegedly threatens, abuses Gonda businessman
- Manali: Heavy corruption found in environmental taxes
- Aapke Sitare: Astro prediction for May 24, 2015
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Five unmanned parachutes spotted over Mumbai airport
- UP: Jammu-bound Muri Express derails in Kaushambi
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man?
- Jaipur girl Mini Rajpal wins Miss India Deaf 2015!
- Mumbai architecture creates double decker bus from scrap!
- One year of Modi govt: How satisfied is the common man? Part-2
- Dawood's intercepted phone calls prove yet again he is in Pakistan
- CBSE Board Class 12th Exam Results 2015 declared
- IPL 2015 Final: MI vs CSK - As it happened...
- CBSE.nic.in 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board (cbseresults.nic.in) Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced on May 25
- Heatwave continues in North India; death toll in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana more than 400
- IPL 2015 final: Mumbai Indians thrash Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs to lift second title
- Heatwave claims over 550 lives so far, Delhi saw hottest day
- LIVE - Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 to be announced shortly
- Check cbseresults.nic.in for CBSE Class 12 result 2015
- Kejriwal completes 100 days in office, AAP says centre 'shadow boxing' over row with LG
- Online filing of applications for UPSC civil services exam begins
- Not just today, Muslims feeling alienated since 1947: Najma Heptulla
- Cbse.nic.in & cbseresults.nic.in Class 12th XII Results 2015: CBSE Board Class 12th XII Exam Results 2015 declared
- Mathura rally: PM Modi slams 'corrupt' UPA regime, lauds NDA govt's efforts in past one year
- CBSE Class 12 results out: Here's how you can check
- Two dead, over 100 injured as Muri Express derails in UP; Prabhu announces Rs 2 lakhs ex-gratia for kin of dead
- Pakistan criticizes Defence Minister Parrikar's terrorism remarks