Raj Thackeray's speech shouldn't be taken seriously: Sharad Pawar

On Sunday, Raj Thackeray-led MNS carried out a huge anti-infiltrator rally from Girgaon Chowpatty to Azad Maidan in south Mumbai demanding the eviction of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Raj Thackeray's speech shouldn't be taken seriously: Sharad Pawar
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After Raj Thackeray put up a show on February 9 to further his party’s Hindutva agenda, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar said that the speech by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief should not be taken seriously. 

On Sunday, Raj Thackeray-led MNS carried out a huge anti-infiltrator rally from Girgaon Chowpatty to Azad Maidan in south Mumbai demanding the eviction of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

In his speech at Azad Maidan, Raj Thackeray demanded the central government to give police 48 hours to evict infiltrators from Mumbai. 

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Speaking on the ongoing protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC), the MNS chief warned of a “befitting reply” to those protesting. 

Reacting to this, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that the speech made by Raj Thackeray's speech shouldn’t be taken seriously, adding that speeches are made for entertainment. 

“There is no need to take everything seriously. People who matter to the overall politics of the state need to be taken seriously. Such speeches are made for entertainment,” said Pawar. 

Before the Lok Sabha elections last year, Raj Thackeray held a series of rallies in Maharashtra against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah urging the public to not vote for the BJP. 

However, on January 23, Raj Thackeray made a major shift in his party’s agenda to Hindutva. Along with its flag, MNS turned full saffron and appropriated Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. 

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Earlier, Pawar hailed the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for winning the Delhi polls with a huge margin. The NCP chief said that the regional parties should come together to keep the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) out of power. 


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