Those scared of removing loudspeakers say they demolished Babri Masjid: Fadnavis


Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis launched an attack on Shiv
Sena and said that those who are scared of removing loudspeakers from mosques say that they took part in Babri Masjid’s demolition.

Addressing a ‘Booster Dose’ rally at Somaiya Ground along with other BJP leaders, Fadnavis said, “People who’re scared of removing loudspeakers from mosques are saying that they demolished the Babri Masjid. Devendra Fadnavis was a part of Babri Masjid’s demolition. There was no Shiv Sena leader then.”

The former chief minister said that he does not consider Babri Masjid a mosque. I don’t consider it a mosque. It was just a structure,” he said.

Taking a veiled jibe at Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis alleged that some people think that disrespect to them means disrespect to the state.

Some people think that they are Maharashtra. Their disrespect means the disrespect of Maharashtra. You should know that you are not the state. Twelve crore people are Maharashtra. You are not Marathi. The situation has come to point that one can say that you are not even Hindu, but I won’t say this,” he said.

Referring to former minister Anil Deshmukh and sitting minister Nawab Malik who are in jail, the BJP leader took a dig at the state government stating that there was work from home earlier, but now “there is work from jail”.