Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at this time ripped into the BJP over their allegations on Hindutva and the jailed MP-MLA couple they’re backing within the Hanuman Chalisa controversy. Tagging the BJP “bell-ringing Hindutvawadis” he mentioned, “If you want to chant Hanuman Chalisa, do it… But if you do Dadagiri, then we know how to break it up… We will show you what Bheema Roop and Maha Rudra is if you challenge the Shiv Sena… Our Hindutva is as strong as Gadadhari Hanuman”.
“For the last few days, they (the BJP) have been screaming that the Shiv Sena has left Hindutva. What have we left? Is Hindutva a dhoti? That we put it on and take it off? We must remember one thing. Those who are lecturing us on Hindutva must ask themselves what they have done for Hindutva,” mentioned the Chief Minister whose celebration ended the 35-yer alliance with the BJP that he resulted in 2019.
Then he lashed out on the erstwhile ally: “When the Babri Masjid was brought down, you ran into your hole. The decision to build the Ram Temple was not from your government but from the court. And when it was built you went with a jhola to the people. Where is your Hindutva?”
The BJP has been backing Independent MP Navneet Rana and her husband, MLA Ravi Rana who had been arrested on Saturday once they insisted on reciting the Hanuman Chalisa outdoors Mr Thackeray’s dwelling.
While the controversy mushroomed over the political battle on loudspeakers for azaans, the subtext is the approaching election to the Brihanmumbai Corporation, the vastly wealthy civic physique of Mumbai, which is managed by the Shiv Sena.
The BJP accused the ruling Shiv Sena of over-reacting. Mr Thackeray’s predecessor, the BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis — who skipped an all-party assembly on the difficulty at this time — has alleged that the police motion in opposition to the Ranas is “Hitlershahi”.
“This is happening at the CM’s instructions,” Mr Fadnavis mentioned. “If Hanuman Chalisa is not chanted in Maharashtra will it be chanted in Pakistan? If reciting Hanuman Chalisa is sedition, then all of us will indulge in this sedition and if the government has the guts, it should charge us for sedition,” he added.
The Bombay High Court has supported the state motion in opposition to the Ranas, saying it was “justified in its apprehension that it could create a law-and-order problem”.
“A declaration that a person would recite religious verses at another person’s place or at a public place is a breach of the personal liberty of the other person… With great power comes great responsibility (and) persons in public life are expected to act responsibly,” the judges added, rejecting Navneet Rana’s plea to quash the case in opposition to her.
The Ranas face fees of sedition and selling enmity between teams by their statements. Navneet Rana has additionally been accused of stopping the police from doing their responsibility. Their bail plea comes up on Friday.
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