MUMBAI: Maharashtra leader minister Devendra Fadnavis has lauded the contribution of North Indians and other folks from different states to Mumbai, drawing flak from the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).
Fadnavis stated the rustic’s monetary capital has all the time given refuge to many and people who reside right here have added to the town’s status.
“I believe that among the many things which make Mumbai great is the people who have come from various states and settled here. They also make Mumbai great,” Fadnavis stated at a public tournament in Ghatkopar space right here on Wednesday.
“Today, when we speak of Mumbai and Maharashtra, we immediately see the North Indian community. This city has always given shelter to many and those who have got shelter here have always added to the city’s prestige,” he stated.
The BJP chief additional stated, “Today, we can say that the North Indian community which has settled in Mumbai, has always worked towards increasing the prestige of the city.”
Criticising the executive minister’s remarks, MNS chief Nitin Sardesai stated the which means of what Fadnavis stated used to be easy. “For him, the votes of these North Indians are more important. He is not concerned about the original Mumbaikar, farmers and people of Maharashtra.”
Sardesai claimed that such remarks are being made maintaining a tally of the North Indian votes.
Mumbai and Maharashtra have all the time been nice. There used to be little need for other folks from different states to come back right here and make it extra nice, he stated.
“They (North Indians) came to Mumbai for their livelihood because there was no development in their states. How are they going to make Mumbai great,” the MNS chief stated.
Notably, the MNS employees had remaining week staged a protest towards North Indian fish-sellers in numerous portions of the adjacent Thane town, alleging that they had been consuming into the local fish-sellers’ trade.
The MNS stated that the fisher-folk, specifically ladies and the more youthful era of dealers, were complaining that they had been being pushed into bankruptcy via North Indian dealers.
An afternoon after the Elphinstone railway station stampede claimed 22 lives on September 29, Raj Thackeray had stated such stampedes will proceed to happen in Mumbai until hordes of migrants stay pouring into the town.
The MNS chief, who has been stoking controversies together with his anti-migrant rhetoric, stated, “There has been a collapse of infrastructure facilities due to the migrant influx from other regions.”