Two unidentified men fired at Shiv Sena leader Anil Chauhan in Mumbai, after which he was immediately rushed to the King Edward Memorial hospital.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Avinash Amburey said, “He has been admitted to the KEM hospital. An FIR has been lodged and the investigation into the case has begun.”
The men who fired at Chauhan are yet to be identified. His party, however, has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Interestingly, Shiv Sena, in association with the BJP, the senior partner, is running the government in Maharashtra.
A few days ago, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray attacked his party’s ally, the BJP, over rising food prices and warned that governments could fall because of unchecked price rise.
He also rapped the BJP for “unfulfilled promises” to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya, even as he justified his party’s action in preventing Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali from performing in Maharashtra.
Thackeray also attacked the BJP on the delay in the Ram Temple coming up in Ayodhya and demanded declaring India as a ‘Hindu nation’ and implementing the uniform civil code.
Thackeray said the Dadri lynching had led the whole country to having hang its head in shame, not the ink attack on veteran journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni by his party activists opposing the release of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book.
On the concert cancellation, he reiterated that when Pakistan is killing Indian soldiers on the borders, why should Ghulam Ali be allowed to sing.
Earlier, Sena MP and party mouthpiece “Saamana” executive editor Sanjay Raut said that the party must be brought to power on its own majority and later, the party flag must flutter atop Parliament also while promising to fulfil V.D. Savarkar’s dream of “Akhand Bharat”.