Mumbai: Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) to hold a protest in Mumbai today against the Eknath Shinde government and Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari over his controversial remark on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. NCP chief Sharad Pawar will join the protest.
NCP Leader Supriya Sule said, “This Maharashtra govt has not only failed on all fronts incl inter-state border issue but also insulted great men like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & Ambedkar sahab. BJP govt at the Centre & in the state, & Devendra Fadnavis not apologising for such statements.
NCP MP Supriya Sule said, “This Maharashtra govt has not only failed on all fronts incl inter-state border issue but also insulted great men like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj & Ambedkar sahab. BJP govt at the Centre & in the state, & Devendra Fadnavis not apologising for such statements.”
She said, “The new version of BJP which consists of people from other parties,it’s not same anymore as when it had leaders like Arun Jaitley&Sushma Swaraj. I learnt a lot from their speeches. Today, when any BJP leader rises to speak we’re scared about what he/she might say.”
The MVA allies Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Congress would be taking out the ‘morcha’ (protest march) against the “injustice’ meted out to Maharashtra, “insults” of the state’s icons like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Mahatma Jyotiba Phule, and “atrocities’ against Marathi-speakers in border areas of Karnataka as well as industrial projects being taken out of the state, the leaders of these parties have said.
State Congress president Nana Patole has said that people’s anger against the government of the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena faction and BJP will be expressed through the morcha.
The MVA protest is being seen as an attempt to rally the allies after the Uddhav Thackeray-led alliance government was toppled in June this year.