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Rahul didn’t insult martyrs, says CM

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan defended Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying his statement that National Security Guards (NSG) from north India had saved Mumbai on 26/11 was no insult to the city’s martyrs.

mumbai Updated: Feb 03, 2010 01:33 IST

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan defended Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying his statement that National Security Guards (NSG) from north India had saved Mumbai on 26/11 was no insult to the city’s martyrs.

The Shiv Sena has accused Rahul of “insulting” the city’s martyrs by saying NSG personnel who saved Mumbai during the 26/11 attacks were from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and other parts of India. “Rahulji did not insult the martyrs of 26/11 by saying that,” Chavan said.

The chief minister said religion or regional identity did not matter while waging war on forces that threaten the country. “Mumbai belongs to everyone. People get equal opportunities here,” he noted.

He lashed out at the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and the Shiv Sena for exploiting language and region for political gains. “

The Sena and MNS don’t have any other issue,” he said. State Congress spokesperson Hussain Dalwai said, “My party does not discriminate on the basis of language or religion. All are equal and welcome to Mumbai.”