Hitting out at Narendra Modi-led government yet again, the Shiv Sena on Monday said that despite a pro-Hindutva government at the Centre, issues like Ram Temple construction in Ayodhya and ‘ghar wapsi’ of displaced Kashmiri Pandits are still unresolved.
Countering RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement that ‘Hindustan’ is a country of Hindus, but it does not mean that it does not belong to ‘others’, Sena states,” India belongs to Hindus first and others later, because there are more than 50 countries for Muslims. Christians have countries like America and (in) Europe. Buddhists have China, Japan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Hindus do not have any country except India.”
Taking a dig at central government, Sena said,”Today there is a pro-Hindutva majority government in power. Yet, it is not willing to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya and left its future in the hands of court.”
“We don’t have to give a certificate to prove that Lord Ram was born in Ayodhya. The temple will be built in Ayodhya. It can’t be constructed in Lahore or Haridwar,” Sena wrote in its mouthpiece, raking up the decade long Babri Masjid-Ram Temple issue.
This is not the first time Sena had countered its estranged ally NDA. A few days back, Sena MP Sanjay Raut had said that the biggest political power in this country is people ‘the voters’ woh kisi ko bhi Pappu bana sakte hai. “The anger among people in Gujarat against the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indication that the BJP would face a stiff challenge in polls,” Raut had said.
“The Modi wave was there in 2014 general elections but now it seems to have faded away. The way people are marching on roads of Gujarat after GST was introduced, it seems they (BJP) are going to face a challenge,” the Shiv Sena MP had asserted.