BJP, Sena politics over ‘Hindutva’ hots up in Maharashtra
Sena ranges itself from video looking for modification of name of Karachi sweets store.
The BJP in Maharashtra has been trying to paint its former ally Shiv Sena as anti-Hindu. Representational image.
Sena ranges itself from video seeking change of name of Karachi sugary foods store.
As the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government nears one year in workplace, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) has actually magnified its anti-government stand with concentrate on Hindutva and tries to paint its former ally Shiv Sena as anti-Hindu.
Unperturbed by these attacks, Sena on Thursday stated people in Mumbai and Maharashtra know who is the flag-bearer of ‘pure saffron’.
Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, while releasing the BJP’s Mission Mumbai on Wednesday, had actually stated that his party will turn the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) into ‘pure saffron’ by dethroning Sena in2022 For months now, the State system of the BJP has actually been targeting Sena over concerns related to Hindutva.
Debate over name
On the other hand, the video of an obscure Sena leader Nitin Nandgaonkar, asking the owner of the famous Karachi sweet store in the western residential areas of Mumbai to remove the word Karachi from its name, went viral on Thursday, kicking up a row in political circles. The Sena fasted to distance itself and said this was not the party’s official stand. Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut took to Twitter and said, “Karachi pastry shop and karachi sweets have remained in mumbai given that last 60 years. They have absolutely nothing to do with Pakistan. It makes no sense to ask for changing their names now. Demand for altering their name is not shivsena’s official position.”
2 months back, it held protests across the State requiring reopening temples. A newly-formed spiritual front of the BJP alleged that the Sena-led MVA federal government desires to open white wine stores but not temples. BJP MLA Ram Kadam also just recently demanded a probe by Central Bureau of Examination into the lynching of 2 seers and their chauffeur in Palghar district. The government’s choice to not permit chhath puja in the middle of the corona pandemic is likewise being labelled by the BJP as anti-Hindu.
The Sena on the other hand has actually chosen not to counter the BJP except sometimes. Mr. Raut on Thursday left it to the people of the State to choose who carries the pure saffron flag. “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and late Balasaheb Thackeray were delicate about saffron flag. Adulterated saffron flag will never ever fly high up on the BMC,” stated Mr. Raut.
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