Maharashtra Governor, CM spar over reopening of shrines : The Tribune India

2020/10 14 01:10

Mumbai, October 13

Maharashtra Governor BS Koshyari and CM Uddhav Thackeray engaged in a bitter trade of phrases over reopening of locations of worship within the state amid the Covid-19 pandemic with “secularism” and “Hindutva” figuring prominently of their discourse.

Has Uddhav instantly turned secular? It’s ironical that whereas the state govt permitted opening of eating places and seashores, our gods and goddesses have been condemned to remain in lockdown — BS Koshyari, Governor

The spat began after Koshyari wrote a letter to the CM on Monday, saying, “It’s ironical that the state authorities has permitted opening of bars, eating places and seashores, however our gods and goddesses have been condemned to remain within the lockdown.”

Thackeray at the moment wrote to the Governor, saying the federal government will contemplate his request. The CM stated a choice on reopening shrines, a requirement being vociferously made by the BJP, could be taken after cautious consideration of the Covid-19 state of affairs within the state.

Does Hindutva imply merely reopening spiritual locations? Isn’t secularism a key part of the Structure by which you swore whereas taking oath because the state Governor Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Chief Minister

Koshyari had stated he has acquired three representations from delegations demanding that spiritual locations be reopened. Thackeray identified the “coincidence” that each one three letters have been from BJP supporters.

Within the letter to the CM, whose Shiv Sena is wedded to Hindutva, Koshyari requested, “Have you ever instantly turned secular, the time period you hated?” “Whereas contemplating folks’s beliefs, additionally it is essential to maintain their lives and it’s improper to impose and raise lockdown instantly,” the CM wrote. — PTI

Intemperate language in letter: Pawar to Prime Minister

Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday wrote to PM Narendra Modi, complaining concerning the “intemperate language” utilized by M’rashtra Governor BS Koshyari in a letter to the CM. “I’m certain he too would have observed the intemperate language that has been used and this language doesn’t behove effectively for an individual who holds a constitutional place,” he added. PTI

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