Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray doesn’t want his party men talking about his proposed Ayodhya visit in front of the media. In his statement he mentioned that only the designated spokesperson has the authority to speak about his visit to the city. He will be visiting Ayodhya on June 5.
“No one in the party should talk to the media about my visit to Ayodhya. The party has appointed spokespersons. They will talk about it. No one else should talk about it Those who have been given responsibility should also speak responsibly and be aware of the language. Everyone in the party should take what is written seriously,” the statement read.
The Congress has demanded a clarification from the Maharashtra BJP leaders on their stand after a BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh warned the MNS chief Raj Thackeray will not be allowed to visit Ayodhya unless he apologised to North Indians.
On Friday, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Atul Londhe said that the party MPs are demanding an apology from Raj Thackeray.
“The BJP in the state has sided with MNS chief Raj Thackeray on the issue of loudspeakers and the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh government is busy laying the red carpet for his visit to Ayodhya. However, BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh Brij Bhushan has taken a stand that Raj Thackeray will not be allowed to set foot in Ayodhya without a public apology,” Atul Londhe said on Friday.
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, MP from Kaiserganj Lok Sabha constituency and one of the leaders of the Ram Mandir movement, in a tweet said, “Will not allow Raj Thackeray, who humiliates north Indians, enter the Ayodhya border”.
“Before coming to Ayodhya, Raj Thackeray should apologise to all North Indians with folded hands,” he said.
The state BJP and MNS have not reacted to the issue.
While MNS Leader Raj Thackeray is all set to visit Ayodhya on June 5, Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray will be visiting the city on June 10.
Sanjay Raut, the leader of the Shiv Sena, revealed the Ayodhya tour plans in a tweet.
Earlier the MNS Chief had said that he will be in Ayodhya for one day. He wan’t be meeting the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.