Mumbai News: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray has postponed the proposed Ayodhya visit on June 5. This morning, he told through social media that the proposed Ayodhya Yatra has been temporarily postponed. The reason behind postponing the Ayodhya Yatra is not clear. This announcement can put MNS in trouble. Maharashtra Navnirman Sena spokesperson Sandeep Deshpande and party leader Bala Nandgaonkar both declined to explain why such a decision was taken. He assured that Raj would reveal at a public rally in Pune on Sunday.
How did Shiv Sena increase the uneasiness of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena?
Adding to the uneasiness of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, Shiv Sena Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray and state Congress president Nana Patole both announced that their upcoming visits to Ram Lalla Darshan were as scheduled. Will proceed accordingly and his travels will be non-political. Raj Thackeray’s sudden decision came amid massive protests from some BJP leaders and activists opposing his visit to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and even other northern states.
BJP leaders and activists were demanding an apology for the mistreatment of North Indians in the MNS movement in 2008. The anti-raj demonstrations were led by Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, the BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh. He had warned that when Raj Thackeray did not apologise, lakhs of his supporters would block the Ayodhya entry in June. However, Raj has not disclosed the cancellation of any tour. There is speculation that the postponement may be due to health reasons.
The movement will continue till Raj apologizes
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh rubbished the adjournment claims and said that Raj has canceled the yatra. Their agitation will continue till Raj apologizes. Earlier, in view of the threats, Nandgaonkar met Dilip Walse Patil, Home Minister of Maha Vikas Aghadi and sought security for Raj from the state government or the Centre. At the same time, he warned that, “If even one hair of Raj is harmed, Maharashtra will burn.” Raj has been in the limelight for a month since he started an agitation demanding removal of loudspeakers from all mosques in the state.