Uddhav Thackeray: Try and topple my govt if you have the courage, Uddhav Thackeray dares BJP | India News


MUMBAI: Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday launched a blistering attack on the BJP, questioning the Hindutva of “clanging bells and utensils”, and daring the Modi regime to topple his government.
“Since the day I became the CM, I have been hearing different dates on the toppling of my government. So far it hasn’t happened… if you have the courage… then go ahead and do it,” said Thackeray who heads a Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance in the state. He will complete a year in office on November 28.
Thackeray was addressing the party’s annual Dussehra rally from the Veer Savarkar auditorium in Shivaji Park with limited attendance. The rally was shifted indoors keeping the Covid safety protocol in mind.
In a no-holds-barred attack on the BJP in his Dussehra rally speech, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said at a time when the country was in the grips of a pandemic, “a peculiar thing is happening”, the Centre’s focus is on toppling governments in non-BJP ruled states. The nation is on the verge of chaos because of the BJP’s unbridled greed for power, he said, “They (the BJP) have been deceiving their partners. The NDA is finished. They talk of friendship and later stab their friends in the back. They will treat Nitish Kumar in a similar fashion after the assembly polls in Bihar.”
The chief minister, targeted by the BJP for not re-opening places of worship, said Sena’s Hindutva was not confined to the symbolism of cymbals and lamps. “Trouncing terrorists is the Sena’s idea of Hindutva,” he declared.
Thackeray quoted from Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech in which the RSS Sar Sanghchalak said praying in temples or performing poojas should not be equated with Hindutva. “All those writing letters to me should pay heed to Bhagwat first,” he said in a not-so-oblique reference to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s recent letter in which he questioned the Sena’s commitment to Hindutva while demanding that places of worship be re-opened.
Thackeray also slammed the 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, Thackeray said that 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.
The CM said the Modi government hasn’t helped the state financially despite several natural disasters since June, and has also not paid Rs 38,000 crore worth of GST dues to the state. He urged CMs of all states to sink party differences and exert pressure on the Centre to undertake a comprehensive review of GST.
“When they were introducing GST we were opposed to it. It is a flawed system. I appeal to CMs of other states to come ahead for a discussion on the issue. GST should be scrapped if it is not working, and the earlier tax collection system regime should be revived,” he said.
Thackeray said in the recent past many have tried to defame the state and city. “Someone said Mumbai is like PoK… they come to Mumbai for work and then defame the city. This amounts to namak harami,” said Thackeray without naming Kangana Ranaut. “A narrative has been painted to show that the entire city and the state is a drug haven. Everyone here is a drug addict. Any attempt to defame Mumbai and the state will be dealt with strictly,” said Thackeray.
Watch War of words breaks out between BJP and Shiv Sena after Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s Dussehra speech

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