“Were there loudspeakers when the religion was founded? MNS leader Raj Thackeray said in his speech to Gudi Padwa, adding that he was not against prayers or any particular religion.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray said on Saturday he was not against any religion but members of his party will perform Hanuman Chalisa outside mosques if the state government does not remove the loudspeakers at outside mosques. “Why do you need loudspeakers outside the mosques? Were there loudspeakers when the religion was founded. If the government does not remove these MNS workers, they will play Hanuman Chalisa,” said said Raj Thackeray in his speech to Gudi Padwa at the Shivaji Park rally on Saturday.
“I’m not against prayers or any particular religion. I’m proud of my own religion,” Raj Thackeray said.
Calling on Prime Minister Modi to order Madrassas in Muslim areas of Mumbai, Raj Thackeray said: “Pakistani supporters reside in these shacks. They don’t even have an Aadhaar card, but MPs have them made.”
Criticizing Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party, the MNS leader said the NCP had divided people on the basis of caste in the state. “If we don’t come out of caste politics, then how will we become Hindus,” he said.
Choosing his words carefully for the BJP, the MNS leader said: “I am happy to see that Uttar Pradesh is progressing. We want the same development in Maharashtra. I will visit Ayodhya but today I will not tell you when. I will also talk about Hindutva.”
(With contributions from the agency)
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