Jayant Patil and Sanjay Raut target Raj Thackeray for his ultimatum to remove loudspeakers from mosques
Deliberate attempt to create communal tension, claims Jayant Patil
People will now see the entrance of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi in the photo
Raut calls Raj Thackeray the new Hindu Owaisi and MNS the new Hindutva MIM
Mumbai: Nationalist State Congress Party (NCP) leader and Water Resources Minister Jayant Patil on Saturday called Raj Thackeray’s loudspeaker remark a “deliberate attempt” to create communal tension in the state. He claimed that people would now see the entrance of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi in the picture.
“Deliberate attempt to create communal tension in the state. In the coming days you will see Owaisi entering the picture, after Raj Thackeray. It is an attempt to trigger communal breakdown and untoward incidents in the state. ‘State,’ Patil said. .
Patil was reacting to an ultimatum given by Raj Thackeray to the state government to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3 and warned to “put loudspeakers in front of mosques and play Hanuman Chalisa”.
On the other hand, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut called Raj Thackeray the new ‘Hindu Owaisi’ and MNS the ‘new MIM Hindutva’.
Raut alleged the BJP’s hand was behind demands to remove loudspeakers from mosques and reciting Hanuman Chalisa saying information provided by intelligence suggests a conspiracy is underway to create communal tensions in Maharashtra and recommends President rule dismissing MVA government.
“The BJP is ‘frustrated’ as its efforts to win MPs from MVA’s partners – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress – failed as the people rejected the offer to create communal discord,” Raut said.
“That is the reason why the BJP is having a ‘nav-Hindutva AIMIM’ and a ‘nav-Hindu Owaisi’ do this work. They have planned to distribute loudspeakers and recite Hanuman Chalisa in front of mosques. have given a contract for this. They will recite Hanuman Chalisa in front of the mosques, then the real Owaisi (AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi) will enter the scene and everything will culminate in riots,” he noted.
No question of removing loudspeakers from mosques, says Walse-Patil
Interior Minister Dilip Walse-Patil on Saturday ruled out the possibility of removing loudspeakers from mosques or temples that have obtained prior permission. He said clear instructions have been given that loudspeakers are allowed within the allowed decibel limit and if anyone breaches this limit, legal action will be taken against them.
Walse-Patil said the court said that from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the loudspeakers should not be played. “Clear instructions have been given that loudspeakers are allowed within the allowed decibel limit and if anyone breaches this limit, legal action will be taken,” he added.
“The court said that from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. the loudspeakers should not be used. There is no question of removing the loudspeakers from mosques or temples which have obtained permission to install loudspeakers. people shouldn’t take law and order into their own hands,” Walse said. – Patel.
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Posted: Saturday April 16th 2022, 8:19 PM IST