Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has lashed out at MNS president Raj Thackeray over his subsequent demand for removal of loudspeakers from the mosque, saying the state could not carry the so-called divisive call to “please anyone who is keeping an eye on the election”.
Without naming Thackeray, Power asked what the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief was going to achieve with such a statement and whether the “provocative” people would solve their livelihood problems.
“Shahu, Phule, cannot give a speech to please anyone keeping an eye on Ambedkar’s Maharashtra elections,” Pawar said at a function in Shirdi in Ahmednagar district on Wednesday.
He said Maharashtra has ensured communal harmony for years, but “some party leaders” are talking about installing loudspeakers “here and there” of late. “Some people are trying to create confusion in the society. We have been living in harmony for several years now. We have been able to keep the communal harmony intact in the society without any rift in the community and religion. But some party leaders are paving the way for the installation of counter loudspeakers (to play Hanuman Chalisa), “said the senior NCP leader. The chief’s remarks.
“Why this division? What are we going to get out of this? “He asked. Power further said that it was time to introspect on where such statements would take Maharashtra and the country.” ? ” He asked.
The MNS president last Saturday created a powerful pitch to remove high-decibel loudspeakers from the mosque. Addressing a rally at Shivaji Park, Thackeray further said that if such steps were not taken, loudspeakers would be set up outside the mosque to play ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ at a high level.
The BJP supported Thackeray’s demand. Basant More, a former MNS corporator from Pune who is also the president of the party’s city unit, said it was difficult to act on Thackeray’s instructions regarding loudspeakers. “As the president of the city unit, I must accept the position of the party chief Rajsaheb Thackeray, but I think as a public representative (corporator), the problem (implementation of Thackeray’s directives) can be inconvenient in my ward. A public representative needs to take an inclusive approach, ”he added.
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