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Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray attacks BJP; says his idea of Hindutva is different

In an interview with Saamna, the Maharashtra CM said that they don’t have the same thought process as the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray attacks BJP; says his idea of Hindutva is different
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Wednesday, launched an attack at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying his idea of Hindutva is different. Referring at the BJP, the Shiv Sena supremo said that his version of Hindutva does not allow him to use religion to grab power.

In an interview with Saamna, the Maharashtra CM said that they don’t have the same thought process as the Bharatiya Janata Party.

"I don’t want a Hindu Rashtra which is not peaceful. Using religion and grabbing power is not my Hindutva," Thackeray said.

Continuing his attacks on former ally BJP, Thackeray further said that people killing one another and creating unrest in the country is also not his version of a Hindu Rashtra.

"That’s not what I have been taught," the Shiv Sena leader added.

Thackeray also talked about the Bullet Train project with Saamana editor Sanjay Raut on the publication’s YouTube channel.  

“The priorities of development should be decided after looking at the financial condition of the state. Just because someone is giving us a loan at low-interest rates or without interest, we should not burden ourselves… and then take lands of farmers… It’s not feasible to take care of the ‘white elephant’.”

“It is important to see who will benefit from the project and how much it will help businesses. Prove how useful it is, then will go to the public and see what to do,” Thackeray added. 

Meanwhile, amid the ongoing protests against the newly amended citizenship law and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Chief Minister has stated that he will not allow the implementation of NRC. 

However, Thackeray defended the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) saying that his party wasn’t against this law. The CAA is not about taking away citizenship, CM Thackeray added.

Uddhav Thackeray said,

"Proving citizenship will be difficult for both Hindus and Muslims. I will not let that happen."

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