Before the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief’s visit to Ayodhya next month, a hoarding in south-central Mumbai warns of serious consequences across Maharashtra if Raj Thackeray is harmed.
An MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has urged Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Sonia Thackeray to first apologise for ‘humiliating’ northerners before visiting Ayodhya on June 5.
According to MNS functionary Santosh Nalwade’s hoarding in the Lalbaug area, ‘the entire Maharashtra will rise up in rage if even a strand of Raj Thackeray’s hair is harmed.’
He was joined by his son Amit and MNS leader Bala Nandgaonkar in the exhibit.
This is not the first time Nandgaonkar has warned Raj Thackeray about the threat of violence.
To the Maharashtra government, the letter was Thackeray’s “ultimatum” in April to remove loudspeakers from mosques throughout the state.
This is being seen as an attempt to corner the ruling Shiv Sena, which professes to be pro-Hindutva, by the MNS chief’s demand for mosque loudspeakers, which is supported by the main opposition BJP.