There is a plan to instigate riots in Maharashtra over Ram Mandir Issue: MNS chief Raj Thackeray

While addressing a gathering at Vikhroli, MNS chief Raj Thackeray said the establishment is playing with people’s emotions in the name of religion


Ahead of the upcoming elections next year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday said that there is a plot to instigate riots over the Ram Mandir issue. Thackeray was speaking at an event in Vikhroli, Mumbai. 

While addressing the gathering, the MNS chief asserted that people’s emotions are being played with over the Ram Mandir issue. Raj Thackeray further said that no one has ever talked about the caste of Lord Ram and Hanuman. 

Referring to the remark made by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recently, Thackeray said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are instigating hate among people talking about this. Yogi in a rally said that Hindu God Hanuman was a “Dalit”. 

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Thackeray further said that they are dividing Hindus and Muslims by instigating hate among two communities only to gain votes. “They are playing with people’s emotions in the name of religion,” the MNS chief asserted. 

Speaking on the Ram Mandir issue, Thackeray not only attacked the ruling party but also All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi, alleging that the central government and the AIMIM chief want riots over the issue.