While addressing a public meeting in Mumbai on January 28, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke on Anurag Thakur's comment "Desh ke gaddaro ko, goli maro saalo ko". He said, "I challenge you Anurag Thakur, to specify a place in India where you will shoot me and I am ready to come." "Your statements will not create fear in my heart, because our mothers and sisters have come out in large numbers on roads and they have decided to save the country," Owaisi added. Anurag Thakur's comments were made during a public meeting in Delhi's Rithala assembly constituency on January 27. The Election Commission (EC) on January 28 has issued a show-cause notice to him for his comments during the ongoing Delhi election campaign.