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Maharashtra CM Uddhav seeks PM Modi’s intervention over alleged desecration of Shivaji Maharaj’s statue in Bengaluru

By means of PTI

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Leader Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday demanded quick motion on a part of the Karnataka govt in view of the alleged desecration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue in Bengaluru.

He demanded the intervention of High Minister Narendra Modi in preventing “Kannada atrocities “and the “pervert mindset”.

Mentioning that Shivaji Maharaj is the “deity” of now not most effective Maharashtra however of all of the nation, Thackeray, who heads Shiv Sena, stated any disrespect and insult to the founding father of the Maratha empire may not be tolerated.

A statue of the seventeenth Century king was once allegedly desecrated within the Karnataka capital.

Following this incident, a crowd hurled stones at police and govt automobiles in Belagavi round middle of the night, authentic resources stated.

Maharashtra is locked in a sour border dispute with Karnataka for the inclusion of border spaces, together with Belagavi, within the western state.

“PM Modi will have to direct the Karnataka govt to do so within the subject. This incident (alleged desecration of the statue) can’t be taken calmly. For a number of years, Marathi-speaking folks in Karnataka are dealing with atrocities. Now, the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is desecrated,” Thackeray stated in a remark.

He referred to the speech delivered through PM Modi in Varanasi just lately the place he had discussed Chhatrapati Shivaji.

“PM Modi had stated in Varanasi that each time India’s tradition was once overwhelmed, warrior kings like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj have risen. However only a few days after Modi’s remarks, Shivaji Maharaj’s statue is attacked in Karnataka which is dominated through BJP. As an alternative of taking motion, the voice of the Marathi folks is being suppressed. That is condemnable,” the CM stated.

Thackeray demanded that the high minister intrude to prevent “Kannada atrocities” at the Marathi folks.

“It will have to be stored in thoughts that hurting the Marathi satisfaction will turn out expensive. The Centre will have to surrender double requirements and take stern steps,” he stated.

Maharashtra City Construction Minister and Shiv Sena chief Eknath Shinde stated the Karnataka govt will probably be chargeable for any response to the incident in which ink was once thrown on the statue (of Shivaji Maharaj).

Shinde is the coordination minister for Marathi-dominated border spaces of Karnataka.

“The remark of Karnataka leader minister Basavaraj Bommai that the incident was once minor was once additionally condemnable,” he stated in a remark.

NCP chief and cupboard minister Chhagan Bhujbal stated BJP had used Shivaji Maharaj just for its election marketing campaign.

“Maharashtra won’t tolerate the insult of the warrior king,” stated Bhujbal, who may be the coordinating minister for the Marathi-dominated border spaces in Karnataka.

“The Karnataka govt began preserving a legislature consultation in Belgaum to assert its proper over town,” he stated, including that “strikes” of the Karnataka govt towards Marathi folks won’t ever prevail.

“We can win the battle at the streets and in courts (over the inclusion of Marathi-speaking spaces in Maharashtra), ” he stated.

Congress chief and Income Minister Balasaheb Thorat and House Minister Dilip Walse Patil, who belongs to NCP, additionally condemned the incident and stated the insult of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj may not be tolerated.

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