‘Could have avoided those words’: Amit Shah on Maharashtra governor’s ‘secular’ jibe at CM Uddhav Thackeray – Politics News, The Bharat Express News

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In an exclusive interview with Rahul Joshi, editor-in-chief of Network18, Amit Shah looked at a range of topics, including the BJP’s political relations with its former ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari could have chosen his words better, Union Home Secretary Amit Shah said on Saturday, commenting on Koshyari’s contentious letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Koshyari had questioned whether Thackeray had gone secular after the government decided to keep religious places in the state closed due to COVID-19.

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In an exclusive interview with editor-in-chief Rahul Joshi, Shah delved into a range of topics, including the BJP’s political relations with its former ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

Koshyari earlier this week wrote to Thackeray to remind him of his devotion to Lord Rama which culminated in the Chief Minister’s visit to Ayodhya after taking over the state, a trip to Vitthal Rukmini Mandir in Pandharpur and puja on Ashadhi Ekadashi Vitthal Rukmini Mandir in Pandharpur and played puja on Ashadhi Ekadashi.

Calling Thackeray a “staunch follower of the Hindutva”, the governor said he wondered if the CM “received any divine foreboding to continue to postpone the reopening of places of worship time and again”. a term you hated? The governor wrote in his sarcastic letter.

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Asked about the party’s view of Koshyari’s remarks, Shah confirmed that he had read the letter.

“Passing reference unhone diya hai, magar mujhe bhi lagta hai ki shabdon ka chayan unhone taala hota a achcha rahta (he made a fleeting reference, but I also believe he (the governor) could have avoided the choice of those particular words, “Shah said.

Koshyari’s letter came in response to Thackeray’s address in which the chief minister said the state government has decided not to open the temples amid the prevailing coronavirus threat.

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Taking a strong objection to his words, Thackeray had responded to Koshyari a day later, saying that he did not need lessons on Hindutva from anyone.

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