In a scathing attack on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Thursday said no Congress chief minister would have negotiated with outfits like MNS which recently opposed the Karan Johar-directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
"Certainly no Congress Chief Minister would have ever negotiated (with outfits like MNS)," Tharoor said at a debate during the Tata Literature Live Festival in Mumbai.
Congress leadership would not have negotiated with any political outfit over issues like Ae Dil Hain Mushkil where the movie was opposed on the ground of having a Pakistani actor, he said.
MNS had opposed the release of the movie which had the Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in the wake of terror attack in Uri in which 20 Indian jawans died.
MNS finally relented on the condition that the producers would give a donation to Army welfare fund.
Fadnavis had denied that he brokered the deal between MNS and the ADHM producers.