Shiv Sena Has Become Pseudo-secular, Says Fadnavis Citing Calendar in Urdu


Fadnavis condemned the MSRTC staffers’ protest outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s home on April 8 but also attacked leaders from some parties for blaming the BJP for the incident.(PTI)

He was talking to reporters while campaigning for Kolhapur North Assembly bypoll scheduled for April 12

  • PTI Pune
  • Last Updated:April 10, 2022, 16:58 IST
  • FOLLOW US ON:

The ruling Shiv Sena has become “pseudo-secular” as a worker from that party has printed a calendar in Urdu in which founder Bal Thackeray is addressed as “janab”, Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday. He was talking to reporters while campaigning for Kolhapur North Assembly bypoll scheduled for April 12.

“The Shiv Sena has become pseudo-secular. However, we are not against any religion or their beliefs,” the former chief minister claimed. Fadnavis condemned the MSRTC staffers’ protest outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s home on April 8 but also attacked leaders from some parties for blaming the BJP for the incident.

“Every party has brainless people who make some or the other statement. The BJP will attack from the front, not in this manner, if at all it has to. Since the media knew about the attack and not the police, some ruling parties are trying to divert attention by blaming the BJP,” Fadnavis said. He said the BJP would win the Kolhapur North bypoll as the party was banking on its chemistry with people rather than poll arithmetic.

He also accused the MVA of “terrorising” people in north Maharashtra and wondered if this area had become like West Bengal, a state that has, of late, seen many incidents of political violence, including several people being burnt to death in Birbhum there. The former CM hailed wrestler and Kolhapur-resident Prithviraj Patil for winning the ‘Maharashtra Kesari’ tournament and said his party will provide Rs 5 lakh for the latter’s training.Shiv Se

Read all the Latest News , Breaking News and IPL 2022 Live Updates here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Politics

Rajasthan CM Gehlot Plays Down Upset Minister’s Tweet, Says Should Not Be Taken Seriously

A day after Rajasthan sports minister asked to be relieved from his post over the conduct of the CM’s principal secretary, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said Ashok Chandna’s tweet should not be taken seriously as he might be under pressure due to the workload. Chandna on Thursday expressed anguish over the conduct of […]

Read More
Politics

Shivpal Yadav Wants his Seat Changed on Basis of ‘Seniority’, Writes to UP Assembly Speaker

Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohiya) chief and MLA from Etawah’s Jaswantnagar assembly seat Shivpal Yadav has asked the speaker of UP assembly to change his seat. Shivpal, in his letter to UP assembly speaker Satish Mahana, cited ‘seniority’ as the reason behind seeking change of his seat. The 67-year-old politician is currently a Samajwadi Party MLA […]

Read More
Politics

UP May Surprise With Tough Fight for 11th Seat, Bihar on Watch for Ally Arithmetic

As the date nears for elections to 57 Rajya Sabha seats on June 10, lobbying by ticket aspirants has intensified across political parties with those set to retire also pushing for another term. While 11 seats are falling vacant in Uttar Pradesh, six members each are retiring from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, five from Bihar […]

Read More