Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has broken his silence for the first time on the proposal to rename Aurangabad in Maharashtra to Sambhajinagar. Uddhav Thackeray has said on Friday that Aurangzeb was not secular and therefore does not fit the secular agenda. Please tell that the Congress party has opposed the proposal to rename Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar. However, Shiv Sena has said that this will not affect the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government of the three parties.
A few days after criticizing the Congress, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday questioned whether it was a crime to use the name of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in government documents? Sambhaji was the elder son of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Balasaheb Tharot, a minister in the Maharashtra government and head of the Congress state unit, has made it clear that his party will strongly oppose the move to rename Aurangabad.
Aurangzeb was not secular so Aurangzeb does not fit in the secular agenda: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on the issue of renaming of Aurangabad pic.twitter.com/0Up18lEYGg
– ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2021
The CMO said in a tweet made about the decisions of the cabinet two days ago, the creation of an additional 165 beds and 360 new posts has been approved at the Government Medical College at Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad). When questioned on the Congress’s claim of not renaming the cities as part of the MVA government’s Common Minimum Program (CMP) agenda, Raut said that the CMP is to ensure the welfare of the people. He said, the CMP does not say that people should not be listened to.
It is worth mentioning that more than two decades ago Shiv Sena had demanded to change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar. A resolution in this regard was passed in the general assembly of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation in June 1995, which was challenged by a Congress councilor in the High Court and later in the Supreme Court.