BJP insulted martyrs of united Maharashtra: Shiv Sena
�The present CM and his associates favour dividing Maharashtra into four pieces. This policy of theirs is an insult to the martyrs. Did any of the aspirants, who went to pay homage declare that the state should not be divided ?� Saamana editorial questioned.
Shiv Sena which has decided to go it alone in the Mumbai civic polls has accused BJP's hypocrisy on Tuesday. In an editorial in Saamana, the mouthpiece of Shiv Sena, party said that BJP has "insulted" those who made the supreme sacrifice for Samyukta Maharashtra.
Ranking up the BJP's advocacy of smaller states, Shiv Sena had launched its campaign last week. Shiv Sena alleged that BJP has a hidden agenda of breaking up Maharashtra and even would not hesitate to separate Mumbai from the state.
Countering Sena’s allegations, the BJP on Sunday launched its BMC poll campaign by lining up all its candidates at the ‘Hutatma Chowk’, to pay homage to the martyrs. BJP has offered a transparent and corruption-free regime if they voted to power in the cash-rich Mumbai civic body.
“The BJP started the poll campaign with a drama of showing devotion to Maharashtra which was a flop show. The BJP leadership by asking their aspirants to pay homage to the martyrs is the biggest hypocrisy of the century. People who are against a united Maharashtra stepping on the memorial is an insult to the martyrs,” Shiv Sena said in Saamana.
“The present CM and his associates favour dividing Maharashtra into four pieces. This policy of theirs is an insult to the martyrs. Did any of the aspirants, who went to pay homage declare that the state should not be divided ?” the editorial questioned.
“The CM bending before martyrs and garlanding them only for selfish political interests is the height of hypocrisy. They have rendered the memorial of martyrs impure which can be made pure again only if they get decimated (in the BMC polls),” the Sena remarked.