Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut attacked at MNS Chief Raj Thackeray for his visit to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. He said Lord Ram “does not bless those coming to him with ‘fake’ emotions and for political reasons”. Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena have now crossed swords over the visit of their leaders to Ayodhya. Raj Thackeray will be visiting Ayodhya on June 5. Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackery will too be visiting the city on June 10. Both are scheduled to visit the Ram Mandir.Both are scheduled to visit the Ram Mandir.
Speaking with reporters today, Sanjay Raut said that Aaditya Thackeray will be accompanied by Shiv Sainiks from Maharashtra and all over the country during his visit to Ayodhya.
“This is not political, but a matter of faith for us. Aaditya Thackeray has been invited by different sections of society to highlight the true essence of Hindutva,” the Shiv Sena’s chief spokesperson said.
“Lord Ram doesn’t bless those going to him with fake emotions and for political reasons, and such people are bound to face opposition,” Raut said.
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.
“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.
Raj Thackeray’s demand that all illegal loudspeakers of mosques and other religious places should be taken down has created a big controversy. Speculations of a BJP-MNS alliance are also rife as Yogi Adityanath’s government removed hundreds of illegal loudspeakers from religious places, including temples. A fight for the legacy of Bal Thackeray has begun in the backdrop of the loudspeaker row as Raj Thackeray shared Bal Thackeray’s old video against loudspeakers at mosques.
Taking a jibe at him Shiv Sena shared an old video of Bal Thackeray in which he upbraids Raj Thackeray for copying his style.
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