SP chief Abu Azmi desires Maharashtra Muslim ministers to stop on CM’s Babri comment

Abu Azmi

A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray made a comment about Babri Masjid demolition within the Legislative Assembly, SP chief Abu Azmi on Thursday objected to it and requested Muslim ministers within the state to resign over the assertion in addition to two different points.

Former Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam additionally expressed his disapproval over Thackeray’s assertion.

Addressing media individuals exterior the Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, Azmi stated Thackeray has forgotten that he’s not simply the president of the Shiv Sena, but in addition the state chief minister.

Azmi additionally hit out on the Congress and the NCP, saying that these events had earlier talked about giving 5 per cent quota to Muslims in jobs and schooling, nevertheless it has not occurred.

He stated that no less than ministers from the Muslim group ought to really feel ashamed and resign over Thackeray’s remarks and the quota subject.

The Samajwadi Party chief stated that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities was shaped to “stop the BJP” from attaining energy and the Congress and the NCP had supported it primarily based on the frequent minimal programme (CMP).

“Uddhav ji forgot that he’s a chief minister. When the Supreme Court wrote the judgement, it had stated that putting in idol contained in the Babri Mosque and bringing down components of the mosque had been each prison actions.

“So, I think it is very disappointing that a chief minister accepts criminal activity in the House,” Azmi stated.

The authorities was shaped on the premise of CMP, however it’s now speaking about “temples and mosques”, he stated, asking the Congress and NCP leaders to suppose what’s to be achieved now.

“The chief minister had stated that the CAA and the NRC is not going to be applied within the state. The Congress and the NCP earlier stated Muslims ought to get 5 per cent reservation.

“Now you (Congress and NCP) are in power. At least, Muslims ministers should feel a bit ashamed and resign on these issues,” he stated.

Asked if the ministers involved ought to resign on the difficulty of Thackeray’s speech or another, Azmi stated, “They should resign on the issues of the speech, the CAA-NRC and the reservation. He had said he is running a secular government… This cannot be the role of a secular government, which is happening now.”

Nirupam accused Thackeray of “celebrating” the demolition of the mosque within the House and alleged that Congress and NCP MLAs “enjoyed” the speech.

“Which common minimum programme it (the speech) is part of?” Nirupam requested on Twitter.

Speaking within the Assembly on Wednesday, Thackeray had attacked the BJP on the difficulty of Hindutva. He had stated that the BJP retains taking identify of late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray and requested the occasion to recollect the latter’s Hindutva.

Targeting the BJP, the chief minister had stated Bal Thackeray’s Hindutva was not of “shendi (tuft of hair) and janeu (sacred thread Brahmins wear)”.

He had additional stated, “…when the Babri Masjid was brought down, the ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’ had run away, but Balasaheb stood (firm on this position).”

“…the Shiv Sena chief (Bal Thackeray) had then said he was proud if his Shiv Sainiks brought down parts of the mosque,” the chief minister had stated.