Mumbai: Ruling BJP party seems to have won by diverting people, politicians mind by their controversial statement of driving out Bangladeshi/ Pakistani Muslim infiltrators from India.
Only two days after the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray declared his support to the BJP government over the eviction of Muslim infiltrators from these two nations, Shiv Sena today said these Muslim infiltrators should be thrown out of India, NDTV reported.
“The Muslim infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh should be driven out of India. There should be no doubt about that. But it is amusing to see a party changing its flag for it,” Sena said.
“Secondly, having two flags shows the confused state of mind. Raj Thackeray founded his party 14 years back on the issue of Marathi. But it appears to be turning towards Hindutva now,” Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana added.
Earlier, Raj Thackeray had unveiled his party’s new flag which bears the ”rajmudra” (royal seal) used during the times of warrior King Shivaji.
While addressing a rally later that day, he made it clear to his party workers that the new flag will not be used during elections.
“Dealing with the Hindutva of Savarkar and Balasaheb is not a child’s play. But we are large-hearted enough to welcome those who take a pro-Hindutva stand. Even if the ideology is borrowed, it is pro-Hindutva. Go ahead if you think you can do it,” the Uddhav Thackeray-led party had said.
“The Shiv Sena had already done a lot of work on the issue of Marathi. Hence MNS did not get any response from Marathi people. There is a criticism that Raj Thackeray has turned towards Hindutva as BJP wanted it. But MNS is unlikely to achieve anything on this front also as the Shiv Sena has done a lot work on Hindutva across the country,” it added.
“Shiv Sena formed the government in Maharashtra with Congress and NCP. This doesn”t mean that the party has given up on its ideology. More than criticism, there is heartburn.
“BJP can join hands with anybody, including Mehbooba Mufti, but if others take a similar political move, it becomes a sin! Although the ideologies of the three parties (NCP-Sena and Congress) are different, there is a consensus among them that the government will be run for the welfare of the people.
What the BJP could not do in five years, the MVA government had achieved in 50 days,” it said.
Hitting out at the MNS chief for claiming Shiv Sena had changed its colour to become part of the government, the party said such comments show the “political bankruptcy”.
“Those who say this should check the masks and multi-coloured make up on their own faces,” it said.
“BJP changed its colour in 2014 and 2019. Now since Shiv Sena is not going to change despite being in alliance with Congress and NCP,a conspiracy has been hatched to divide the Hindutva votes,” the saffron party alleged.
“Raj Thackeray has now backed the CAA and will take out a march in its support. But a month ago, he had a taken different stand. He had then said that the new law is a move to divert people”s attention from important issues like economic slowdown,” it said.