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Uddhav-led Shiv Sena no longer stands for Hindutva, says BJP leader Dinesh Sharma

Updated on: 02 April,2024 05:06 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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BJP leader Dinesh Sharma said the the kind of Hindutva that Shiv Sena (UBT) workers expect it to stand for is no longer practised by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party but by the BJP

Uddhav-led Shiv Sena no longer stands for Hindutva, says BJP leader Dinesh Sharma

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The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) in-charge for Maharashtra, Dinesh Sharma, on Tuesday said the the kind of Hindutva that the Shiv Sena (UBT) workers expect it to stand for is no longer practised by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party but by the BJP, reported the PTI.


According to the PTI, while speaking to the reporters in Mumbai, Dinesh Sharma alleged that Uddhav Thackeray cheated the BJP after the 2019 Maharashtra assembly polls by joining hands with the Congress, and changed the stand from being a pro-Hindutva party to being an anti-Ram temple party.


"The kind of Hindutva that the Shiv Sena (UBT) workers expect it to have is followed by the BJP. It is no longer practised by the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, which aligned with the Congress. It is the same Congress that once rejected the existence of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya," the BJP's Rajya Sabha member said, as per the PTI.


Dinesh Sharma claimed that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024 revolved around Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ayodhya Ram temple issue.

"This election is all about Modi and Lord Ram. I attended a meeting, where women told me that they want to elect the one who brought Ram Lalla back to the temple," he said, the news agency reported on Tuesday.

Dinesh Sharma, a former deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, said, "The BJP has a proper chain of command, and there is no confusion about leadership or seat-sharing with allies. The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra comprises mostly family-run parties, and they are struggling for their existence in this election. The MVA constituents are scattered, and there is no coordination among them."

Dinesh Sharma also expressed satisfaction that the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) was contesting the parliamentary elections independently, according to the PTI.

"The Congress had defeated late Dr B R Ambedkar twice and restricted him from coming to Parliament. It is doing the same thing with his grandson Prakash Ambedkar," Dinesh Sharma alleged, the PTI reported.

He also hit out at the Nationalist Congress Party (SP) led by Sharad Pawar, saying that it was not a nationalist but an opportunistic party.

"At this age, Sharad Pawar should have stepped down and taken 'sanyas' (renunciation), but he refuses to do so," Dinesh Sharma said.

(with PTI inputs)

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