MUMBAI: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed BJP leaders in Maharashtra have been opposing each transfer of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities only for the sake of it.
In his weekly column ‘Rokhthok’ within the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Raut, referring to the controversy over reopening locations of worship within the state, stated those that hyperlink battle towards COVID-19 to ‘Hindutva’ are “enemies” of the folks.
He additionally stated the unlock course of in Delhi started too quickly, main to the current spike in COVID-19 instances there.
Blaming the Delhi authorities’s “overconfidence” for the current disaster, the Sena’s chief spokesperson apprehended one other lockdown within the nationwide capital.
“Markets, public locations and locations of worship can be closed down once more. Why did this occur, Maharashtra BJP leaders ought to suppose. They’re opposing each transfer of the MVA authorities for the sake of it,” he stated.
The Rajya Sabha member additional stated BJP leaders staged protests over their demand for granting permission for the ‘Chhath Puja’ celebration in Maharashtra.
“You might have gained the Bihar polls, however there isn’t any want to tug Mumbai’s Bihari inhabitants into the controversy. Lakhs of individuals collect on Mumbai’s seashore and within the pandemic, that is unlawful,” he stated.
The BJP governments refused permission for Chhath Puja at public locations in Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, however the get together calls for the identical in Maharashtra, he stated.
“The BJP needs to criticise each step of the state authorities even when it means folks lose their lives,” he alleged, and stated if the BJP feels there needs to be one other lockdown in Maharashtra, “it’s the state’s dangerous luck”.
Raut additionally stated those that couldn’t give the ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar are planning to rename Jawaharlal Nehru College (JNU) in Delhi.
“That is laughable. Create your personal legacy as an alternative of renaming establishments in whose creation you don’t have any position to play.
This nation hasn’t been inbuilt final six years,” Raut stated.