The BJP leader was threatened that he would be attacked if he continued campaigning in the city.
Mumbai: Unfazed by attacks and threats, BJP MP and Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari on Thursday said that only the saffron party can transform Mumbai.
Campaigning ahead of February 21 elections to the Mumbai civic body BMC, Tiwari said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was committed to transform Maharashtra and Mumbai. "Transformation of the city can take place only if you all vote for BJP," Tiwari said at a rally in Ramabai Nagar in suburban Ghatkopar.
Earlier in the afternoon, unidentified persons threw stones at his parked car, smashing the side-mirror, outside his house in Andheri. He was also threatened with more attacks if he continued campaigning in the city.
Tiwari has been holding rallies in the Mumbai in a bid to woo the sizable north Indian community.
Claiming that opposition parties were jealous of BJP’s progress, Tiwari said, “The country is in a fast-forward mode on the road of development under (Prime Minister) Modi and Maharashtra is developing fast under the leadership of Devendra Fadnavis."
"I will not be deterred by the cowardly attack on me, shows desperation of our losing opponents," the BJP MP tweeted.
"Some unknown people broke the right mirror of my car and left a note asking me to stop campaigning in BMC elections or (my) face will be broken next," he tweeted further.
Amarjeet Mishra, general secretary of Mumbai BJP, said they would be filing an FIR about the incident. Mishra also said, without naming any party, that attack showed "fear and anxiety" in the opposition camp.