Slamming the Shiv Sena’s attack at BCCI, Aam Aadmi Party has demanded the party be derecognised. AAP also alleged that Shiv Sena only contributed to “politics of hate and goondaism” in its nearly 50 years of existence.
Referring prominently to the recent controversies, AAP spokesperson Preeti Sharma Menon, said, “It’s been nearly 50 years of Shiv Sena’s existence and other than politics of hate and goondaism it has not made one credible contribution to the nation.”
Recently, Shiv Sena banned Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali concert and attacked Sudheendra Kulkarni, who organised a book launched event. Sena activist today also attacked the BCCI office, which has led to cancellation of the India- Pakistan cricket meet.
Though the party has not ruled the state on its own even once, it claimed to be the voice of Maharashtra, Menon said.
Menon said surviving on coalitions and politics of convenience, the party has not ruled Maharashtra on its own even once, and yet poses as the voice of Maharashtra. “It took more than two decades of existence for Shiv Sena to win one Lok Sabha seat and its best Assembly performance was 73/288 in 1995, after nearly 30 years of existence,” she said.
“So what exactly is the Shiv Sena? It is just a front for goondas who earn their living by threatening harmless people like singers, writers and holding the financial capital to ransom with its threats of bandhs and riots,” she said in a statement.
“This is completely unacceptable. Civil society must come together and demand a ban on Shiv Sena, as they neither understand, nor participate in upholding our Constitution or our democracy. Instead they are always ready to precipitate tensions with neighbouring countries,” she said.