The Congress Party on Monday condemned Shiv Sena's protest at the BCCI Headquarters, saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led-government in Maharashtra is unable to control fringe elements.
“It is very unfortunate that such incidents are happening daily and Shiv Sena, which is an alliance partner of BJP, does this,” All India Mahila Congress president Shobha Oza told ANI.
“It seems the law and order situation of Maharashtra has gone for a toss. It seems there is a jungle raj there. And the BJP-led Government is unable to control fringe elements,” she added.
Following Shiv Sena’s protest at the BCCI Headquarters, the discussion over reviving cricket ties between the two nations has been cancelled.
The Shiv Sainiks had earlier stormed into the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office to protest against the meeting with the Pakistan Cricket board to discuss the India-Pakistan bilateral series slated for December.
The Shiv Sainiks charged into the office chanting ‘vande matram’ and slogans against PCB chief Shahryar Khan.
They cornered BCCI president Shashank Manohar and protested saying they will not allow any cricket ties with Pakistan.
The BJP ally had earlier attacked Sudheendra Kulkarni, who heads the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Mumbai division, ahead of a book launch of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri.
Earlier this month, Pakistani Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali concert was also cancelled in Mumbai and Pune after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it. Following threats from Sena, the organisers had cancelled the concert.