Raj Thackeray urges all parties to defeat BJP

All parties should join hands for Modi-mukt Bharat, says Raj Thackeray

The MNS Chief claimed that the BJP had been involved in a major scam through demonetisation which will come to light only if the next non BJP government comes in to power.

"Demonetisation will be the biggest scam since 1947". The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader alleged there was corruption in the Centre's Rafale aircraft deal and claimed that there was a commission of nearly Rs 600 crore to Rs 700 crore on each aircraft. But the actual price was Rs 550 crore. So we are paying Rs 900 crore extra.

"Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed ignorance about the French manufacturing company's domestic partner".

Quoting an ISRO report, Thackeray said, "A large-scale desertification of Maharashtra is going on due to the depletion of groundwater. After Rajasthan, our state has reported the second highest rate of desertification in the country". He was in favour of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, but it should not be used as an election issue, he said.

"The Babri Masjid demolition case is in the Supreme Court and it will be deliberately discussed in the coming days to instigate communal riots", he claimed.

"Ram Mandir should be built, but it should not be used as an election plank to divide the society and win votes", he said.

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Raj Thackeray criticised the state government, which is led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, for diverting people's attention from larger issues by employing unnecessary tactics.

He went on to attack Akshay Kumar-starred movies Padman and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.

"Why was she given the state funeral, wrapped with the national flag, what was her contribution, if this would have been done by any non BJP CM, then the media would have tore in to him. How does he meet the PM in Davos?" questioned Thackeray.

He directly blamed the Maharashtra government for wrapping the dead body of late Sridevi in a tri-colour and according her with full state honours just because she was given a Padma Shri. "Modi is trying to control the media, judiciary, ED and CBI".

Pawar is scheduled to attend a book release event on Sunday in presence of Uddhav Thackeray, Shiv Sena president and estranged cousin of Raj.

Thackeray had described the meeting, at Pawar's residence in south Mumbai, as a courtesy call and not a political one.

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