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HM Amit Shah slams Uddhav Thackeray for backing Congress’ agenda

Dhule (Maharashtra) : Targeting Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asked the former Maharashtra chief minister if he was backing the Congress which “supports” Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

Speaking at a rally in Maharashtra’s Dhule Lok Sabha constituency to garner support for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nominee Subhash Bhamre, HM Shah, posed several questions for Uddhav Thackeray.

“Congress leaders are supporting Kasab. I ask Uddhav Thackeray — are you with the Congress leaders? The Congress wants to bring back Muslim Personal Law, are you with them? Rahul Gandhi opposes Veer Savarkar, do you agree with him? Udhayanidhi Stalin opposes Sanatan Dharma, are you supporting him?” he asked

Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena (UBT) is an alliance partner of the Congress — the principal opposition party.

Addressing the rally, HM Shah also wondered why the Congress as well as Uddhav Thackeray, despite being invited for the January 22 Pran Partishtha ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, did not turn up.

“Because they were scared of losing their vote bank, but we are not afraid,” the Home Minister said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi built the Kashi Vishwanath corridor which was destroyed by Aurangzeb. Bomb blasts were happening almost every day when the Manmohan Singh-led government was in the Centre. Mumbai was also shaken by explosions. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in power, terrorists attacked Uri and Pulwama. In just 10 days, our military forces entered Pakistan and carried out surgical strikes and air strikes, and wiped out the terrorists,” HM Amit Shah said.

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