Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Friday alleged that he has received a threat call from gangster Chhota Rajan.
The gangster asked him not to get actor and party leader Sanjay Dutt to campaign against Congress candidate from Mumbai North West, Gurudas Kamat, Singh said.
“Chhota Rajan called me up personally on my mobile phone when I was on my way to Mumbai. He identified himself as Nana. The voice was not aggressive, but it was more of an advise that I should not get Dutt here to campaign against Kamat as Kamat was Nana’s friend,” Singh said.
“I replied back saying I will not be cowed down by such threats and gangsters can’t run the Lok Sabha,” he added.
Singh said he had called up Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s personal secretary, Ahmed Patel, and told him about the call. Patel, in turn, called up Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan who assured him that the case would be investigated.
Kamat said Singh should desist from making irresponsible statements. “He should approach the police with the phone records.” Asked if the gangster was behind the alleged threat to Singh, he said: “You should ask this to Rajan.”
SP candidate from Mumbai North West, Abu Azmi, criticised Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray at a rally in Jogeshwari and said his men will retaliate “appropriately” if MNS men continue to attack north Indians.