Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday at Dussehra rally in Shivaji Park attacks Bharatiya Janata Party, for the recent incident of Dadri in which a man was killed over the false assumption of consuming beef. He said “Either stop killing people on the beef issue or, if you have guts, declare India a Hindu Rashtra and introduce the Uniform Civil Code across the country.”
He also added. “Stop peeping into homes to find out if people eat beef. Let people eat whatever they want. It is ghastly to kill people because they consume beef.”
Defending his party workers over the ink attack he said ink attack did not defame India nor Sena’s campaign against cultural or sporting ties with Pakistan, but Dadri lynching incident brought shame to the country. He said “If you can get along with (Jammu and Kashmir chief minister) Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, then you should also listen to Shiv Sena.”
Taunting BJP on the Ayodhya issue, he said, “We have been hearing: “Mandir wahin banayenge.,Lekin tareekh nahi batayenge (we have been hearing that temple will be built, but we wont reveal the date).”
Uddhav said, “If Hindu is going to be finished, will this country survive?
Pointing on Union minister V K Singh for his statement that the Union government can’t be held responsible if someone hits a dog with a stone. “Your minister is equating a Dalit family which was burnt alive to a street dog. Then why have you planned the Dr Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai? Why this hypocrisy?” Uddhav asked.
He said that his party is not afraid of afraid of contesting elections alone. In his speech he justified the ink attack on the face of Sudheendra Kulkarni, Sena’s protest against organising Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concert and the Sena activists barging into BCCI office in Mumbai demanding cancellation of talks on Indo-Pak cricket series.