Ayodhya: The saint community of Ayodhya and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad is reportedly upset with Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray over recent developments concerning Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and announced that he “is no more welcome in Ayodhya.”
Mahant Raju Das, the priest of the Hanuman Garhi temple, questioned the Mumbai civic body BMC`s demolition of Ranaut`s office at Pali Hills and said, “Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena are no more welcome in Ayodhya. Now, the Maharashtra Chief Minister will face stiff opposition from seers of Ayodhya if he comes here.”
Targeting the Uddhav government, Das further said, “The Maharashtra government acted without wasting any time against the actress. But the same government is yet to take action against the killers of two seers in Palghar.”
Meanwhile, Sharad Sharma, regional spokesperson of VHP, said, “It is very clear that the Shiv Sena is deliberately targeting the actress because she is supporting nationalist forces and has raised her voice against drug mafia of Mumbai.”
He said that the Maharashtra government was acting with malafide intention against Kangana Ranaut.
Mahant Kanhaiya Das, head of the Ayodhya Sant Samaj, also accused the Maharashtra government of shielding those who are involved in anti-social activities and warned the Maharashtra Chief Minister against coming to Ayodhya.
“Now, Uddhav Thackeray is no more welcome in Ayodhya. Why is the Shiv Sena is attacking Ranaut? Everyone can understand. It is not a mystery. The Shiv Sena is not the same what it used to be under Balasaheb Thackeray,” said Mahant Kanhaiya Das.
It may be recalled that Uddhav had visited Ayodhya on November 24, 2018, then on June 16 last year and again in March this year after becoming the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.