In spite of the war of words with Shiv Sena, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi made headlines by boarding a local train like an ‘aam aadmi’ to reach out to ‘Sabki Mumbai’ (everyone’s Mumbai) in Mumbai on Friday.
Meanwhile Congress Party’s Central Working Committee (CWC) discussed the challenge posed by divisive forces like the Shiv Sena.
The issue of Shiv Sena’s divisive policies was raised by Defence Minister AK Antony who is also in-charge of party affairs in Maharashtra. Pointing out that the Shiv Sena always indulged in aggressive politics, Antony cautioned against allowing the Sena and its breakaway outfit, the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena (MNS), to take centre stage.
Briefing journalists on what transpired at the meeting on the Maharashtra situation, Congress media in-charge Janardan Dwivedi said members stressed the need to protect the composite culture of India and Mumbai.