The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Friday condemned the Shiv Sena for banning Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali from performing in Mumbai, saying the latter is doing it for cheap publicity.
“Saamana or Shiv Sena tries to create chaos over any issue and they are more concerned about cheap publicity. Shiv Sena is not a political party but an organisation which wants to be in the news,” NCP leader Tariq Anwar said.
Anwar welcomed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s move of inviting the ghazal singer to perform in Kolkata.
“It is good that Mamata Banerjee has invited him. People should know that there are good people in this country and not only Shiv Sena,” said Anwar.
Anwar further condemned singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for supporting the ban of Ghulam Ali from performing in Mumbai, saying these kinds of people should not be given much importance.