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Maharashtra BJP targets CM Thackeray over restrictions during festivals

The BJP hit out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the possibility of restrictions on the public celebration of festivals like 'Gudhi Padwa' (Marathi new year) that falls on April 2.

Uddhav Thackeray

Press Trust of India Mumbai
The BJP on Tuesday hit out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the possibility of restrictions on the public celebration of festivals like 'Gudhi Padwa' (Marathi new year) that falls on April 2.
Speaking to reporters here, BJP leader Ashish Shelar alleged that whenever it comes to Hindu festivals, "it seems the chief minister's hand gets paralysed."

Padwa is on April 2 and Ram Navami on April 10. Hindus should be allowed to take out processions on both the days. These are auspicious occasions for us, he said. The state government has already issued prohibitory orders from March 10 to April 8 citing apprehension of terrorist attacks. Taking exception to Shelar's comments about Thackeray, Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande said, Shelar's brain seems to have been paralysed as he wants to be president of the state BJP. I warn him that if he continues to make such comments, Sena workers will not tolerate it for long.

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Topics : Maharashtra

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First Published: Mar 29 2022 | 11:23 PM IST

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