Ahead of Ayodhya visit, Union Minister wants Raj Thackeray to apologise to North Indians for past attacks

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New Delhi: After BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale also wants Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray to apologise to north Indians for past attacks before visiting Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh next month. Speaking with reporters on Monday during his visit here, Athawale also said that Maharashtra needs a Brahmin chief minister.

Meanwhile, Raj Thackeray is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on June 5. “I will go to Ayodhya on June 5. Because of the Supreme Court and the Central government, the construction of Ram Mandir has been made possible,” he said.

The MNS has also put up ‘Chalo Ayodhya’ posters in Mumbai, appealing to people to join party chief Raj Thackeray on his visit to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on June 5.

Earlier, Shiv Sena had hit out at Raj Thackeray by sharing a video of the party founder Bal Thackeray in which he is seen taking a veiled jibe at the MNS chief.

Raj Thackeray had posed in Bal Thackeray’s attire in a social media post. He also shared a video of Bal Thackeray wherein he is seen speaking against the use of loudspeakers at mosques.

The loudspeaker row in the state broke out after the MNS chief issued an ultimatum to the state government to remove the loudspeakers from the mosques by May 3. 

first published:May 17, 2022, 2:43 p.m.

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