Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has once again hit out at its alliance partner in Mahasrashtra and found fault in the BJP-RSS' plan to hold an iftar party on July 2.
“This is pure hypocrisy from BJP-RSS. They used to criticise Congress for organising iftar parties,” said Shiv Sena .
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party has been relentless in its attacks on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra modi.
From calling Modi a traitor to slamming the BJP for “its failure to prevent Kiarana”, the hardline right-wing party has appeared keen to break away from the ruling alliance in Maharashtra.BJP for “its failure to prevent Kiarana”, the hardline right-wing party has appeared keen to break away from the ruling alliance in Maharashtra.
In fact, Uddhav indicated last Sunday that he could not predict whether the alliance in Maharashtra will survive for long.
However, the BJP appears unfazed and has dared the Shiv Sena to take ‘divorce’.
BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari’s article published on Wednesday in Maharashtra party unit’s fortnightly publication ‘Manogat’, titled ‘When are you taking talaq? Mr Raut’, has dared Sena to walk out of the alliance while enumerating the sacrifices BJP has made in past couple of decades-and-a-half to keep the tie-up intact.
Seeking to shed its anti-Muslim tag, an RSS affiliate is hosting a grand Iftar on July 2 where it has invited ambassadors of many countries including Muslim nations like Pakistan to spread the message of unity and harmony and of making India "riots-free".
Organised by Muslim Rashtriya Manch, an affiliate of RSS, the iftar party here would be a much bigger affair this time. It has also asked its members to hold small iftar parties across the country.
"The aim is to tell the world about Indian-ness, helping people from all communities live in peace and harmony...India is a ray of hope and peace for the Muslim world," RSS leader and patron of the Manch Indresh Kumar said.
"Rashtriya Muslim Manch has urged members to host small iftar parties by inviting people from all communities and spreading the message of brotherhood ," he also said.
The Manch had organised a similar iftar party for some diplomats in Delhi, but this time, it is being organised on a bigger scale. He said that invites to diplomats of 35 to 40 Muslim nations and some others have been sent.
The MRM was formed in 2002 as a platform for Muslims at the initiative of RSS with the aim of bringing the two communities together.
With agency inputs