MNS files complaint, warns of agitation

  • HT Correspondent
  • Updated: May 31, 2016 12:48 IST

MUMBAI: All India Bakchod’s (AIB) Tanmay Bhat video of a mock conversation between Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar has sparked off criticism from all political parties.

While t he Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) lodged a police complaint against Bhat, the NCP burnt his effigy on Monday.

The Shiv Sena and BJP leaders spoke to the police commissioner, demanding Bhat’s arrest.

MNS leader Shalini Thackeray, who visited the Mumbai police cyber cell, warned that the MNS would take law in their own hands if the police fail to take action and block the video by Tuesday.

“Freedom of speech does not mean you resort to vulgarity and defame national idols,” said Thackeray. “If the police fail to act against Bhat, we will deal with him in MNS style,” she added.

Sena leader Neelam Gorhe said the aim was to make financial gain at the cost of denigrating national idols.

“The police should register first information reports on the basis of cyber laws and also other sections,” said Gorhe.

She has also petitioned chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to intervene in the matter.

City Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Ashish Shelar requested Mumbai police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar to take action against Bhat.

The Congress said an attempt is being made to spoil the entire environment.

“There is nothing funny in the video but an outright insult to those icons who are famous across the world,” said Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam.

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