Pune (Maharashtra) [India]May 22 (ANI): Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader Raj Thackeray on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put in place a Uniform Civil Code (UCC) and population control law in the country .
Addressing a rally in Pune, Thackeray said: ‘I call on the Prime Minister to bring in the Uniform Civil Code at the earliest, also bring in a Population Control Act and change the name of Aurangabad in Sambhajinaga. Do it immediately and the whole conflict will end.
Postponing his visit to Ayodhya, the head of MNS said, “Two days ago I tweeted about postponing my visit to Ayodhya. I intentionally gave the statement to allow everyone to give their reactions. Those who were against my visit to Ayodhya were trying to trap me, but I decided not to fall into this controversy.
Thackeray had postponed his planned visit to Ayodhya, scheduled for June 5.
He further criticized Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana for the rowdiness outside Matoshree, the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
“After asking my employees to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers, the Rana couple (Ravi and Navneet Rana) said they would recite Hanuman Chalisa in Matoshree. Is Matoshree a mosque? Everyone knows what happened between Shiv Sainiks and the Rana couple later,” the MNS chief added.
Meanwhile, a massive police deployment has been carried out at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch in Pune, where Raj Thackeray addressed a rally today.
The MNS leader was center stage in the row of Maharashtra speakers.
The controversy began after Thackeray gave the Maharashtra government an ultimatum on April 12 to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3, failing which, he warned, MNS workers will play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers.
A complaint was filed against Raj Thackeray when he called on people to play Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeakers in areas where loudspeakers are used for ‘Azaan’. (ANI)
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