ADHM Row: Fadnavis bowed down to MNS, says Congress
Mumbai: The opposition Congress on Saturday slammed the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for poor handling of the issue related to release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) and said he was nearly acting as a mediator between MNS and the film producers.
Attacking Fadnavis, Congress said that state government has bowed down before Raj Thackeray’s party by helping the producers and MNS signing a deal over the release of the film.
Pointing out that banning Pakistani artiste is sole decision of the Centre, Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said, “The Chief Minister’s responsibility is to maintain law and order. It is unconstitutional for him to mediate between the film producers and MNS, which had threatened to block release of the film."
Giving the example of release of Shahrukh Khan’s My Name Is Khan, Sachin said that Congress then provided police protection at theatres across the state instead of sitting with Shiv Sena leaders and producers of the film.
“Congress showed it does not bow down to any pressure. Fadnavis showed that he was incapable of handling the pressure," Sawant added.