Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday reacted to the viral video where his party leader Nitin Nandgaokar is allegedly asking Karachi Sweets shop owner in Bandra West to change the name 'Karachi'.
Raut said,"Karachi bakery & Karachi sweets have been in Mumbai since last 60 years. They have nothing to do with Pakistan. It makes no sense to ask for changing their names now. Demand for changing their name is not Shiv Sena's official stance, tweets "
In the viral video Nandgaonkar can be seen saying,"You have to do it, we're giving you time. Change 'Karachi' to something in Marathi." In the video, the owner of Karachi Sweets is heard telling Nandgaonkar that his family had migrated from Karachi. Nandgaonkar responds, "It does not matter whether you are Hindu or Muslim. In Mumbai, you cannot use the word 'Karachi'... The word 'Karachi' causes us difficulty," and refers to the sacrifices of Indian Army soldiers and Pakistan being a sponsor of terrorism.
"I hate the name Karachi because it is the place of terrorists… There should be no business with the word Karachi," Nandgaonkar declares. Nandgaonkar told the shop owner to change the registered name of Karachi Sweets. Nandgaonkar even suggests to the owner to rename Karachi Sweets after one of his forefathers, who had migrated from Karachi during Partition.
Karachi bakery and karachi sweets have been in mumbai since last 60 years. They have nothing to do with Pakistan . It makes no sense to ask for changing their names now.Demand for changing their name is not shivsena's official stance.— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) November 19, 2020
Mumbai: The 'Karachi Sweets' shop in Bandra West - the owner of which was allegedly asked by Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar to omit the word 'Karachi' from its name - now has the name covered with newspaper. https://t.co/yksVJcEvaypic.twitter.com/Ckedbi9SbA— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
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