- NCP chief Sharad Pawar on April 30 claimed that attempts are being made to take India backwards
- The attention from real issues like employment are being diverted, said Pawar
- Nobody's paying attention to basic issues of people: NCP chief Sharad Pawar
"We've been seeing in the past few days that attempts are being made to take the country backwards in the name of caste and religion. What are the basic issues of people? Inflation, food, unemployment. But nobody's paying attention to it," said Sharad Pawar at an event on Saturday in Mumbai.
While taking a jibe at politics around Hanuman Chalisa gripping Maharashtra currently, the NCP chief said, "If you switch on TV today, someone says that they'll hold a sabha and someone else demands chanting of Hanuman Chalisa. Will all these questions yield a solution to your basic issues? So, to fight this we will have to walk on the path of Shahu Maharaj, Babasaheb Ambedkar."
What MNS chief Raj Thackeray said?
On April 13, Raj Thackeray in a rally "asked the government to act before May 3 failing which the government can face consequences."
Following Thackeray's announcement, Independent Lok sabha MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana announced their plan to chant Hanuman Chalisa in front of the residence of the Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray.
What happened with Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana in Maharashtra?
The couple was booked under the sedition charges on April 23. Mumbai Sessions Court on Saturday after hearing the bail applications of Rana's reserved the order which will be announced on Monday (May 2).
(With ANI inputs)