Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Monday said the state government should ban public rallies of leaders trying to incite communal tension. His demand came a day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said that he would hold a rally on May 1.
Incidentally, at his Gudi Padwa rally on 2 April, Thackeray had threatened to counter azaan from loudspeakers over mosques with Hanuman Chalisa and also demanded that these loudspeakers be removed by 3 May.
Patole said, “Issues like price rise, which affect people, are being sidelined to create communal disturbances with such statements. Constitution has given right to everyone to practice their religion. Maharashtra government should deny permission to rallies of leaders creating communal tension,” Patole said. from reporters.
He alleged that the Narendra Modi government was unable to deal with rising inflation, unemployment, agrarian crisis and industrial sector problems, hence diverting people’s attention from communal issues.
Patole said, “I am a Hindu and read Hanuman Chalisa everyday, but I do not need to advertise my religion. We do not need anyone’s permission to pray. Those who criticize other religions They don’t really believe in the Constitution.”
He said that people are beginning to understand the conspiracy of the BJP as the party could not win a single seat in the by-elections held in many states on April 12.
On Raj Thackeray, Patole said BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had earlier called the MNS chief a puppet and only the former chief minister can tell whose puppet he is.
Patole claimed that there have been riots during Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi and everyone knows which groups were behind these disturbances, but attempts to recreate it in Maharashtra failed, Patole said. Claimed.
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