MUMBAI: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday launched a blistering attack on BJP, questioning the Hindutva of “clanging bells and utensils”, and daring the Modi regime to topple his government. Thackeray also quoted from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s speech to underscore the point that ritualism could not be equated with Hindutva.
Thackeray was addressing the Sena’s annual Dusshera rally from the Veer Savarkar auditorium in Shivaji Park with limited attendance due to Covid-19 protocols.
Thackeray also slammed BJP over its free vaccine promise to people of Bihar if it retained power. “You are talking about giving free vaccines in Bihar. Is the rest of the country a part of Pakistan or Bangladesh?” Thackeray asked.
Referring to the Sushant Singh Rajput case, he said those “crying for justice for Bihar’s son” are “indulging in character assassination of Maharashtra’s son, (Aaditya Thackeray) and the Mumbai police”. “A lot of mudslinging was on the government, on our family and even on Aaditya. However, since we were clean we didn’t have to worry, but those indulging in these tricks stink of the cow’s urine,” said Thackeray.