New Delhi: Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Asim Azmi on Wednesday called out Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for saying in the legislative assembly that his party was proud to have been associated with the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
”This government is not secular. The chief minister seems to have forgotten that the government was formed on the basis of a Common Minimum Programme. But the chief minister is talking about criminal acts such as the demolition of the Babri Masjid,” Azmi said while speaking in the assembly. According to media reports, Azmi has called on Muslim ministers tender their resignation in connection with the same
Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday lashed out at his party leaders and MLAs for not objecting to Thackeray’s comments.
He added that if Congress MLAs and ministers were not able to control the Shiv Sena then they should quit the alliance.
Thackeray lauded the demolition of Babri Masjid while responding to the BJP’s taunts that the Shiv Sena has abandoned its Hindutva for remaining in power. He said, ”When Babri (Masjid) was brought down, everybody ran off (without taking responsibility), but Balasaheb (late Shiv Sena chief) stood strong. He said if my sainiks have brought down the masjid, then I am proud of it.”