Those who left Balasaheb must not teach us Hindutva, Raut slams Raj Thackeray


Mumbai: The Shiv Sena continued their attack on the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) saying those who left Bal Thackeray should not teach them Hindutva. The backlash came after MNS leader Raj Thackeray released a video clip of Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s views on loudspeakers atop mosques.

On Wednesday morning, Raj Thackeray tweeted a video clip of the Sena supremo rally where he is heard saying that the Shiv Sena won’t rest until they succeed in stopping people from offering namaz on the roads as far as power in the state is concerned. “Religion should be such that it should not hinder the progress of the nation, people should not be disturbed by it. If my Hindu religion causes any inconvenience to anyone, let them come to me, and we will solve it… The loudspeakers will stop,” he said.

This caused a strong reaction from the Shiv Sena. Party leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut dismissed the claim that the MNS had succeeded in shutting down loudspeakers in mosques and added that the state was following the Supreme Court order.

“Those who left Balasaheb and his teachings, and those who became the BJP’s concubine, who stabbed the Shiv Sena, should not teach us Hindutva. They must make their policy but they have no right to treat others as false. As there are fake liberals, there are also fake Hindutvawadis,” Raut said.

“Uddhav Thackeray is Balasaheb Thackeray’s son, so he doesn’t need anyone’s advice on what to do on issues like the Namaz supply on the roads and rulings on illegal loudspeakers in top of the mosques,” the chief spokesperson for Sena added.

Raut said the late Sena supremo took a stand on loudspeakers and Namaz, following which the Supreme Court had to intervene. “Then the SC decision came for the whole country to follow. If someone doesn’t know then he has to study Balasaheb and if necessary we can send him more videos,” he said.

MNS leader Sandeep Deshpande said Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray had abandoned Hindutva and therefore the video was a reminder to him. “Balasaheb had said that the speakers would not be there once their government arrived, but the Sena (-led) government is today coming back to that. Raj Saheb carries forward the teachings and ideology of Balasaheb,” he said.

In an attack on the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), Raut said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the union’s Home Minister Amit Shah should take note of the developments as it could spread unrest in the country. Raut also equated the Supreme Court’s loudspeaker orders with the Uniform Civil Code saying that law is above religion.

“If the orders of the CS are not respected, why are we talking about a uniform civil code. A uniform code means that all must adhere to orders that go beyond religion. The law is above religion, and so if someone uses threatening language, then it is against the uniform civil code. He added: “The party, which is in power in the Center, supports these people. So Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah need to take note because it is not just in the state but there could be unrest across the country,” he said. declared.


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