"Thank God, we don't have a Bal Thackeray here," declared Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday, while calling Delhi a unique city where people from across the country can live comfortably.
"We have varied cultures and really true cosmopolitan people. People from Kerala to Jammu and Kashmir and those from the north-east can live here comfortably. There is no distinction," she said.
In an apparent reference to the attacks against north Indians in Mumbai by members of the Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Dikshit said, "Everyone knows what is happening in Mumbai. It certainly does not happen here. Thank God, we don't have a Bal Thackeray here."
The chief minister also spoke about the uniqueness of Delhi in a light-hearted manner, saying everything about the city, including its weather, was imported.