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Thackeray accuses BJP of using religion to woo voters

ANI  |  Vikhroli (Mumbai) [India] 

Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata

Party (BJP) of playing the politics of religion for electoral gain.

While addressing a gathering at Vikhroli, Thackeray said, "The current government has no issue to talk about right now, so they are

trying to create differences between the Hindus and Muslims in order to get votes."

Thackeray said with All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi, the may cause riots

around the issue.

Further remarking on the Ram Temple, he said, "I had said that the should be built, but I am not rigid about it being built

before the elections. I will not mind if it is constructed post elections."

The chief also hit out at the for his recent controversial comment on Lord Hauman,

where the claimed that Lord Hanuman was Dalit.

Thackeray also came out in support of the statement he gave on Sunday in which he had asserted that youth from should be

given priority if there is any job opportunity in the state and not the north Indian community and migrants from and

"What I said is true, these are the real problems of The state is pressurised because of migrants. The unemployment in

the state is increasing and this is a matter of concern," said the chief.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 08:04 IST