‘AAP will ensure Ghulam Ali’s concert goes well in city’
<g data-gr-id="36">Well</g> known Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, whose concerts in Maharashtra were cancelled due to Shiv Sena threats, will perform here on November 8, it was announced on Thursday.
Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra tweeted: “Delhi will host Ghulam Ali Saab. You spread hatred, we will keep on promoting brotherhood.” He said the event will take place on November 8, Sunday.
AAP had on October 8 invited the noted singer to perform in the national capital, a day after his Mumbai concert was called off.
The party will deploy its “army of workers”, if necessary, to ensure that ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali’s concert goes well in the national Capital, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said on Thursday. He, however, said that the primary responsibility of ensuring law and order and that the show is held without any disruption lies with the Delhi Police.
“In Maharashtra, there is BJP’s police under Devendra Fadnavis, and in Delhi it is Modi’s police and the Home Ministry under Rajnath Singh which is looking after Delhi’s security. “If <g data-gr-id="30">need</g> arises, we will deploy our army of party workers to ensure that the programme goes fine. We will not allow any kind of disruption in the event,” Sanjay Singh said.
The Aam Aadmi Party leader’s comments came after Shiv Sena reportedly threatened to disrupt the maestro’s show in Delhi.
The Sena had forced the cancellation of Ali’s concert in Mumbai and Pune last week, sparking an uproar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling it “sad and undesirable”.
Following the cancellation of Ali’s concert in Mumbai, the Delhi government had approached him to perform in Delhi, to which the ghazal maestro responded positively.