Mumbai : A Mumbai-based sweet owner was forced to cover his shop sign with newspaper pages after the ruling Shiv Sena leader Nitin Nandgaokar wanted Karachi dropped from its name. Karachi is a 60-year old famous sweet shop of Mumbai.
A video of Sena leader, Nitin Nandgaonkar went viral where he was allegedly asking Karachi Sweets shop owner in Bandra West to change the name ‘Karachi’. “You have to do it, we’re giving you time. Change ‘Karachi’ to something in Marathi,” says Nandgaokar in video.
The sweet shop owner, who does not wish to be named, said that the Sena leader Nitin Nandgaonkar had come over to his shop and asked for a name change. “He talked nicely to me and the rest of it is there in the video which people have already seen.” he said.
The owner said that he doesn’t want any trouble over this issue. He has already consulted with his lawyer and in the days to come he might or might not change the name “Karachi” from the signboards.
On the other hand, the Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member and party spokesman, Sanjay Raut said that the Karachi bakery and Karachi sweets have been in Mumbai since last 60 years. They have nothing to do with Pakistan. “It makes no sense to ask for changing their names now. Demand for changing their name is not Shiv Sena’s official stance,” clarified Rau through a tweet.