MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday demanded that the loudspeakers of mosques in Maharashtra be turned off, failing which his party workers would preach ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ from the temple.
“Why are the loudspeakers of the mosque playing so loud? If it is not stopped, more Hanuman Chalisa will be played outside the mosque, “he said at a rally at Shivaji Park here.
“I am not against prayer or any particular religion. I am proud of my own religion, “he added.
He further alleged that the madrassas of the Muslim Kuthi were inhabited by Pakistani supporters and the legislators were used as a vote bank. He called on the government to crack down on such religious schools.
“I urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raid the madrassas in the Muslim quarters,” he said. Pakistani supporters are staying in these factories. Mumbai Police knows what’s going on there … Our legislators are using them for vote bank, such people don’t even have Aadhaar cards, but legislators make them, “Thackeray said.
He also criticized NCP chief Sharad Pawar, accusing him of playing caste cards from time to time and dividing society.
“Autumn has increased the caste of power. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has divided the people in the state on the basis of caste. How can we be Hindus if we do not get out of caste politics, ”he said.
Thackeray also took a pot shot at Maharashtra Chief Minister and his estranged cousin Uddhav Thackeray, whose party, Shiv Sena, split with the BJP for the post of Chief Minister in 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Devendra Fardanbishai would be the next Chief Minister. Uddhav Thackeray was present on the stage but he never mentioned any seat sharing formula. Uddhav brought it up when he realized that the BJP could not form a government without his help (after the 2019 elections), Raj said.
Three parties in the government (Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress) have “ignored the orders of the people”, he complained.
The MNS leader praised the progress of Uttar Pradesh and said he would visit Ayodhya.
“I am just happy to see Uttar Pradesh moving forward. We want the same development in Maharashtra. I will go to Ayodhya, but I will not say today, I will also talk about Hinduism, ”he said.
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