Sharad Pawar, leader of the NCP, met Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at his official residence, Varsha, on Friday and talked about recent political events in the state sources say.
Talked about, among other things, the Rana couple and Raj Thackeray’s demand that loudspeakers be removed from mosques, said a Shiv Sena leader, who is a party member.
Raj Thackeray, the leader of the MNS, is an estranged cousin of Uddhv Thackeray. This month, he asked the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in the state to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3, and he threatened to play the Hanuman Chalisa louder in front of mosques if the demand wasn’t met.
Soon after that, an independent MP from Amravati named Navneet rana and her husband and an independent MLA named Ravi Rana said they would recite the Hanuman Chalisa in front of Uddhav Thackeray’s private home, ‘Matoshree.’
They didn’t want to go through with the plan, but they were arrested for sedition and “promoting enmity between different groups.”
“They talked about Raj Thackeray’s request because it could lead to a law and order situation in some parts of the state, like Mumbai. Raj doesn’t want to listen to anyone, even though he has had many people come to him. ” He said.
Also, Sena leaders say that Raj Thackeray is doing what the BJP wants him to do.
Pawar and Thackeray met together after Ashish Shelar said that the BJP would work with the NCP in 2017, but Thackeray said that first, the Shiv Sena, a BJP ally, had to be broken up.
Sources say that the Sena party’s leadership is angry that the NCP didn’t fight back against the claim very hard.