Mumbai, October 8: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Monday warned that Mumbai will come to a standstill if people from North India stop working in the city. The Mumbai Congress president said that people in Mumbai will not even get food if the north Indian community in the metropolis decides to stop working. Not naming any individual or political party, Nirupam said the community should not be forced to take such a step that they leave and go.
While speaking at an event of north Indians in Nagpur on Sunday night, Nirupam said the north Indian community has always expressed gratitude towards Mumbai and Maharashtra. According to a PTI report, Nirupam said members of the north Indian community are supplying milk, newspapers and vegetables to the people of the megapolis, besides providing autorickshaw and taxi services. Sanjay Nirupam Defends His 'Anpadh Gawar' Comment on PM Narendra Modi, Says 'PM isn’t God in a Democracy’.
“It is the north Indian community which runs the lives of or shoulders the burden of the people of Mumbai,” Nirupam was quoted by PTI. Dissident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha also attended the event. The Congress leader added saying that if they decided to stop work for a day, life in Mumbai will come to a standstill as Mumbaikars will not be able to get roti (bread), vegetables, milk and auto, taxi, truck and tempo (services) at their houses. Sanjay Nirupam Slapped With Rs 5000 Cr Defamation Suit For Tirade Against Anil Ambani on Rafale Deal; Retorts With 'Why Ahmedabad Court' Jibe.
In September, Nirupam sparked a controversy by calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi an illiterate person. “What will children studying in schools and colleges gain by learning about an illiterate person like Modi,” Nirupam told ANI in response to the Maharashtra government’s decision to screen a short film on Modi’s life in Mumbai schools. He added saying that is a shameful thing that the country’s citizens and children still do not know how many degrees the PM has.