Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena Chairman Uddhav Thackeray on Friday slammed his former ally the Bharatiya Janta Party on several issues including the controversy over Defense Minister Rajnath Singh’s comment on the war fighter. freedom Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. The BJP has understood neither Veer Savarkar nor Mahatma Gandhi, Thackeray said, speaking at his Shiv Sena party’s annual Dussehra rally at Shanmukhanand Hall here.Read also – Maharashtra: Major fire breaks out in the grasslands of the Kanjurmarg region of Mumbai
It is learned that Rajnath Singh recently sparked a row by claiming that Gandhi had advised Savarkar, who was incarcerated in Andaman Cellular Jail, to write pardon petitions to the British. Thackeray, in his speech, also mocked the BJP for sending a former Sena MP to the upcoming Deglur Assembly by-elections in Maharashtra. “The largest political party in the world” must import candidates even for by-elections, he said. Also Read – Unnao Assembly Election 2022: Will the BJP return to power or will the SP make a return to its former stronghold?
Hindutva means love for the nation. Balasaheb said we are citizens first, religion comes second. When we go out of the houses keeping the religion at home, the nation becomes our religion. It is our duty to speak out against anyone who does anything in the name of religion: Maharashtra CM
— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2021
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He also criticized the BJP for calling the Sena corrupt after the two-party alliance ended in 2019, and dared him to overthrow his Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government which will end two years next month. “Maharashtra is seen from a different angle. If something happens in Maharashtra, they say democracy has been murdered here. If this is the case in Maharashtra, then what happened in Uttar Pradesh? Thackeray asked referring to the Lakhimpuri Kheri incident where farmers were killed in violence during protests.
(Based on agency contributions)