In Maharashtra, Shiv Sena and BJP bicker over Kanhaiya Kumar

Apr 26, 2016, 13:34 IST | Varun Singh

A day after Uddhav Thackeray launched an attack on BJP, his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray claimed that the BJP and the government is making a hero out of Kanhaiya Kumar and others

A day after Uddhav Thackeray launched an attack on BJP, his son and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray claimed that the BJP and the government, is making a hero out of Kanhaiya Kumar and others. The BJP, meanwhile, claims, it’s a matter of shame that parties and even its own ally has to hide behind young Kanhaiya to attack the BJP.

Aaditya took to the social media, where he posted a long letter referring to bhakts as ‘Neo National Trolls’.

Aaditya Thackeray

His post read as, “I am glad you picked up the statement about Kanhaiya in the way you were expected to, even though it is outright clear in all the media clips and reports, those that have stuck to the ethics of journalism highlighting Uddhavji’s statement about Rohit, Hardik and Kanhaiya. No, there is no intent of supporting their movements, clearly mentioned in the statement however, there is surely and very clearly the intent to question the government on a very pertinent issue: “Who gave birth to them? Who made them heroes- their own voice or the government’s mismanaged response?”

Surprisingly, after all mismanagement, there has been an uneasy silence, while silencing majorly those questioning the government.”

He further wrote that, when the government can have tea with Pakistan over the Pathankot issue then surely it can have tea with students and discuss the issue. “The Government discussed Pathankot with the Government of Pakistan, the Government discussed alliances with the PDP (that openly supported the separatists and terrorists- yes, Afzal Guru), surely students (misguided as seen by some, and seditious by the Government) can be called and spoken to, over tea. Or is Nationalism now a brand only imposed by the Government on those seeming to oppose it or give it advice? Is it not applicable when the "Nationalist Party" allies itself, desperately, with the PDP that has been more vocal and vociferous about the clemency for Afzal Guru? Do we have a time limit for how long one can be termed anti national? Or is it the electoral maths that changes the perception?”

Taking a dig at the BJP, Yuva Morcha leader, who was recently sacked for allegedly molesting a woman, Aaditya wrote, “Only recently in Maharashtra, a young brat, heading the youth wing of a nationalist party molested a lady, asked her if she was a virgin whilst eve teasing her with a group of his cronies. The only action was, disbanding the wing temporarily. No arrest, forget sedition. Wouldn’t it be nationalism to act against those who disgrace the women in our society, with such perversion? Shouldn’t that be truly seditious, to behave like that with the women of our country? Or is it only meant for the opposition parties to the Government? Is it nationalism of convenience that we see today that any unrest, any word against the Government can be sedition?”

The BJP hasn’t taken the words from Aaditya kindly. Niranjan Shetty, spokesperson for the BJP, said, “It’s a matter of shame that parties like Congress and NCP and now even our ally are targeting us, by hiding behind a young lad Kanhaiya. It wasn’t the government that booked Kumar under sedition, it was the police. So people should check their facts, before making such accusations.”

With BMC elections coming closer, both parties will be seen fighting against each other as both want to go solo and win.

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