Maharashtra govt seeks action against ‘BJP’s parrot’, CM takes dig at her

by Times of India

MUMBAI: Bristling with the Centre’s decision to provide Y-plus security to

Kangana Ranaut

, ministers in the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government and Sena legislators demanded action against her for “insulting Mumbai and Maharashtra”. Calling Ranaut ‘BJP’s parrot’, cabinet minister Vijay Wadettiwar claimed the decision was politically motivated.

The issue also came up in the assembly during the monsoon session on Monday. In an apparent jibe at Ranaut for her “Mumbai feels like Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’, CM

Uddhav Thackeray

said that “some people don’t have gratitude for the city where they earn their livelihood”.

State home minister Anil Deshmukh of NCP said: “It is surprising and sad that those who insult Mumbai and Maharashtra are being given security by the Centre. Maharashtra is not only of NCP, Shiv Sena or

Congress

, but of BJP and the public too. If anyone insults Maharashtra, people of all parties should condemn it.”

“If the Maharashtra government speaks against Dawood tomorrow, the central government will also give protection to Dawood,” said Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, who a letter to deputy speaker Narhari Zhirwal demanding a unanimous resolution seeking legal action against Ranaut.

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