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On Camera, Shiv Sena Leader Nitin Nandgaokar Asks Shop Owner To Drop “Karachi” From Store Name

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The clip has been extensively shared on social media.

Mumbai:

A Shiv Sena chief’s video, the place he’s seen asking the proprietor of a candy store in Mumbai – Karachi Sweets – to alter the identify of the shop, has been extensively shared on social media, triggering sharp reactions.

In a virtually two minute-long clip, Sena chief Nitin Nandgaokar, who identifies himself as a social employee on Twitter, is seen on the store in Mumbai’s Bandra West. “Your ancestors are from Pakistan. You came from the country during the partition, and you are welcome,” he tells the proprietor, an aged man carrying a blue shirt, and standing with folded fingers. 

“I hate the name Karachi. The city in Pakistan is a hub of terrorists. You can name your ancestors in the banner… I pay my respects to them. You came from Pakistan but this is your home. You’ll have to do it (change the name). We will help you with the business. I will give you time… change the name to something in Marathi,” the Sena chief is heard saying within the clip. It’s not clear when the video was shot.

He then turns to the digicam and says the proprietor agreed to his demand.

According to information company ANI, the store has lined its banner with a newspaper after the go to by the Sena chief. Visuals confirmed the store, embellished apparently for Diwali, with the banner lined and a few individuals standing exterior.

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Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut mentioned Mr Nandgaokar’s remark isn’t the social gathering’s official stance. “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 Shiv Sena’s official stance,” Mr Raut tweeted.

The Sena chief’s clip triggered sharp reactions on social media. “This is distasteful,” wrote one consumer. Another consumer referred to as for motion towards Mr Nandgaonkar.

“All that the Sindhis have is the memory of the names of places that were once theirs. Don’t take that away … ,” learn a submit.

Some attacked the Congress, which is Sena’s ally in Maharashtra. “The kind of people that Congress supports! The family of Karachi Sweets are Hindus from Sindh & came to Mumbai as refugees post partition,” wrote AAP employee Aditya Paul.

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