Mumbai/ Nagpur: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray for the first time launched a sharp attack on the BJP over the ‘Ram mandir’ issue at a Dussehra rally held in Mumbai. He said, “BJP just keeps talking about the temple, but gives no deadline.”
At the rally, Uddhav also justified the ink attack by his party cadre on Sudheendra Kulkarni, former advisor to Prime Minister AB Vajpayee, for organizing a function to launch the book of former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri. He also justified his party’s opposition to a concert by Pakitani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, which led to its cancellation.
Uddhav’s acidic remarks against the BJP covered other issues as well. He taunted his ally on the various controversies over beef, asking the BJP to talk about inflation instead.
Uddhav warned the BJP saying that his party won’t break the alliance in Maharashtra, but will keep raising issues that concern the public and supporters in general.
He also urged the Centre to probe with absolute seriousness the recent killings of rationalists and writers across the country.
Uddhav Thackeray warned the BJP saying that his party won’t break the alliance but will keep raising issues that concern the public and supporters in general.
In light of the recent killings of rationalists across the country, Uddhav urged the government to probe the incidents with absolute seriousness.
Talking about the recent Dadri killings, the chief said, “Dadri killings has tarnished the image of the country and not the ink attack.”
Additionally, the Sena chief demanded Bharat Ratna for freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
He took a gig at BJP by saying “Mandir wohi banay gey, par din nahi batay gey ” and also said ” Jo mahangai rok na sakey wo Sarkar nikami hai ” – we use to say and what we are doing now