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Sometimes 'certificate' is required: Amruta Fadnavis slams CM Thackeray

Her remarks come amid the tussle between Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the Chief Minister over the issue of reopening temples in the state.

Sometimes 'certificate' is required: Amruta Fadnavis slams CM Thackeray
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Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, has taken a dig at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for not allowing the temples to reopen in the state. 

“Wah Prashasan (Bravo Administration) - bars and liquor shops are wild wide open but temples are danger zones ? Definitely sometimes ‘certificate’ is required to prove the saneness of some dicey creatures who are incapable of having SOPs in place (sic),” Amruta Fadnavis tweeted.

Her remarks come amid the tussle between Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and the Chief Minister. On Monday, Koshyari questioned the government’s decision to keep the places of worship closed in Maharashtra. He further questioned Thackeray’s commitment to Hindutva and mocked him for turning ‘secular’. 

Later, the Chief Minister responded saying that looking after the health and welfare of the citizens was his government’s primary duty and opening temples would not be feasible amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Thackeray said that he doesn’t need any lessons or certificate in Hindutva from the Governor.

The politics over the issue of reopening places of worship in Maharashtra has intensified. The opposition, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become aggressive over its demand to reopen temples for devotees. The party has been protesting across the state against the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. 

On Tuesday, several BJP leaders including Pravin Darekar and Prasad Lad were detained by Mumbai Police for protesting outside the Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai.

Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing shock and surprise over the language used by Governor Koshyari in his letter to Thackeray. 

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has demanded the sacking of the Maharashtra Governor for mocking secularism. 

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