If you do Dadagiri, we will effectively counter it: Uddhav breaks the silence on Hanuman Chalisa Row – The New Indian Express

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MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, breaking silence on the arrest of Rana duo, said if anyone tries – Dadagiri on them then they know how to effectively counter those Dadagiri.

Independent MP Ravi Rana and his wife, Lok Sabha MP Navneet Rana said they were reciting Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree, the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The two Rana are arrested for encouraging enmity between two groups and waging war against the state apparatus.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday, “If you really want to recite Hanuman Chalisa, do it. During Diwali and Dusshera, many pious people and religious saints came to our house. We have always welcomed them. But if you want to do it for politics, then we won’t allow it,” Thackeray warned.

He said Hindutva is not like a cloth that can be left behind. “BJP targets Shiv Sena over Hindutva, when Babari Mosque was demolished at that time BJP entered shell. Only Sena workers protected Hindus on the road without fearing for their lives. Even the order to build the temple of Ram was given by the court. After a court order, the BJP started begging for money to build the temple. Is it BJP Hindutva,” Uddhav Thackeray asked.

He said their Hindutva is not just about ringing bells in temples. “Our Hindutva is like Hanuman Gadha dhari Hindutva. Our Hindutva will border and protect the state against the enemy. If anyone wants to come to the house, please come. If you try Dadagiri, we know how to counter it,” Maharashtra chief minister said.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil had called the meeting of all party leaders to discuss politics over loudspeakers but the meeting was skipped by the opposition leader and BJP MP Devendra Fadnavis and MNS leader Raj Thackeray. At the meeting, it was decided that the delegation would travel to Delhi for the loudspeaker policy.

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