Unidentified persons on Thursday smashed the windscreen of BJP MP and actor Manoj Tiwari’s car in Mumbai, and warned him to stay away from campaigning in the city, a party leader said.
The incident took place around 5pm when Tiwari, the Delhi BJP chief, was about to leave his house in suburban Andheri, said Amarjeet Mishra, general secretary of Mumbai BJP.
“A stone was hurled at his car, followed by a piece of paper tied to another stone. On the paper, it was written ‘Abhi to kanch toda hai, jyada prachar karoge to muh tod denge (now it’s only windscreen, if you campaign further we will smash up your face),” Mishra said.
An FIR would be registered regarding the incident, he said, adding that people of the city would teach a lesson on polling day to those who were behind the attack. Civic polls will be held in Mumbai on February 21.
Tiwari, the Lok Sabha member from Delhi North-East, is holding campaign rallies to woo the city’s sizable north Indian community.
Mishra also said, without naming any party, that the attack showed “fear and anxiety” in the opposition camp.
Referring to the incident at a rally in suburban Sakinaka later in the evening, Tiwari said, “I am a soldier of Narendra Modi army. I am not going to be deterred in anyway.”