- Raj Thackeray said he would speak about the Ayodhya tour at Pune rally on May 22
- The decision comes amid protests by certain BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh
- Meanwhile, Shiv Sena said that Aditya Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on June 15
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya on June 5 has been postponed, the party informed on Friday morning. The decision comes amid protests by certain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Uttar Pradesh against Raj's visit.
MNS said that the visit was postponed owing to the bad health of Raj Thackeray. The party will soon announce a fresh date for Raj Thackeray's tour to the temple town in Uttar Pradesh where the construction work of the grand Ram Mandir at the Ram Janmbhoomi site is underway.
Raj Thackeray unwell
Taking to Twitter, Raj Thackeray said his tour to the Uttar Pradesh city has been put off for the time being and that he would speak about it during his rally in Pune on May 22 morning.
Raj Thackeray had recently courted a controversy after he demanded that loudspeakers atop mosques be removed or else his party workers would recite Hanuman Chalisa outside these places at a higher volume.
Recently, BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, had opposed Raj Thackeray’s proposed visit to Ayodhya and warned that he will not be allowed to enter the Uttar Pradesh city till he tendered a public apology for "humiliating" north Indians in the past.
Aditya Thackeray to visit Ayodhya on June 15
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that Aditya Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on June 15. Aditya is the son of Sena supremo and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. He is also a Minister in the MVA government in Maharashtra comprising Sena, NCP and Congress.