Chief Minister Ashok Chavan says he is acutely aware the “the world is watching” as the Shiv Sena holds Mumbai to ransom once again and the Maharashtra government attempts to tame them. Dharmendra Jore spoke to Chavan.
Will My Name is Khan have the peaceful release you promised?
We have taken all possible measures to protect moviegoers and theatres. The exhibitors and theatre owners are satisfied.
What is your advice to Mumbaiites?
Be fearless and go out. The government is capable of taking care of vandals. We will do whatever it takes to secure people and property.
How is New Delhi reacting to Wednesday’s renewed protests and vandalism?
Delhi has no problems whatsoever. The whole world is watching how some people are holding the city to ransom and how we are tackling them. I would like to tell the parties that they should stop (vandalism) immediately. I'm sure all will be well.
Did you mean it when you threatened to recall Uddhav Thackeray’s security detail?
I wanted to send across the message that no person having availed (of) government security should indulge in violence (on the streets).