Mumbai: The ultimatum by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray to remove the loudspeakers installed at mosques ends today. He had warned a few days ago that the loudspeakers installed on the mosques of the state should be removed. Otherwise Hanuman Chalisa will be read outside the mosque. However, in view of Eid and Akshaya Tritiya, he has appealed to all his workers to remain calm today. What he has to do next, I will tell tomorrow (May 3). He has also appealed to his workers not to perform Maha Aarti. It has been said on his behalf that Eid is a festival and he does not want to disturb the festival of any religion. Now Raj will open the leaves on the day of Eid regarding Maha Aarti. Here, Mumbai Police is on high alert for celebrating Eid in a peaceful manner. On the other hand, the important meeting of party leaders has started at 11 am today at Raj Thackeray’s house. In this meeting, the discussion about loudspeaker and Hanuman Chalisa is going on.
What did Raj Thackeray say?
MNS chief Raj Thackeray said, ‘Tomorrow is Eid, I have already spoken about that (loudspeaker) in Sambhajinagar meeting. This festival of Muslim society should be celebrated with joy. According to what was decided earlier, on the day of Akshaya Tritiya this festival, do not perform Maha Aarti anywhere. The issue of loudspeakers is not religious but social. I will tell you the role by tweeting tomorrow about what to do next on this topic.
MNS on the back foot?
After this move of Raj Thackeray, the discussion has started in the politics of Maharashtra whether MNS has come on the back foot after the strictness of the government. On the other hand, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil has also decided to investigate Raj Thackeray’s speech in Aurangabad.