Uneasy brewing among ruling allies over CM’s speech on Babri

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An uneasy tension mounts among the ruling allies when the Maharashtra Samajwadi Party chief and MLA Abu Azmi expressed displeasure over chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s speech in the state legislature on Thursday and said that religion is not part of Common Minimum Programme which is the base of the Maha-Vikas-Aghadi.

The Maharashtra chief minister Thackeray on Wednesday in his speech in the house had said that late Shiv Sena supremo stood behind party members and said that if it’s true that Shivsainiks took part in Babri Masjid demolition, he was proud of them.

While expressing his displeasure over the issue, the SP leader Azmi said, “Now a days, political speeches are being given on floor of the house. The MVA government has not been formed alone by the Shiv Sena but Sena-Congress-NCP and based on the Common Minimum Programme.”

Taking a strong exception over the speech of Thackeray, the SP leader also said that the people were forgotten the Babri incident but the speech given by the chief minister is redreshed their wounds. “It’s not fair that the CM is saying he is proud of demolishing Babri Masjid,” Azmi said while making a speech on the issue in the Assembly on Thursday.

Earlier, the leader of the Opposition, Devendra Fadnavais and Uddhav Thackeray had indulged in a war of words about the credit for demolition of Babri Masjid. Chief Minister of Maharashtra Thackeray said “Shivsainiks have demolished Babri and he is proud of the demolition” in response to which Congress has mocked the Shiv Sena’s stand saying that they have indulged in something which is illegal.

“We don’t know who demolished Babri Masjid, we did not demolish Babri but Shiv Sena Pramukh Balasaheb Thackeray said that if Shiv Sainiks were behind the demolition he was proud of them”, says Maharashtra Chief Minister, Thackeray. It seems that the Hinduvta agenda of the Sena would be a final call for collapsing of the government, if such situation arises in coming days in the state.

M Charulata