New Delhi: Amid the continued row over eradicating loudspeakers from mosques, Maharashtra Tourism and Surroundings Minister Aaditya Thackeray on Friday took a swipe at his uncle and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, saying that these loudspeakers ought to as an alternative be used to discuss the rising inflation, petrol, diesel or CNG costs.
“It’s tremendous. As a substitute of eradicating loudspeakers, one ought to use the identical to discuss rising inflation,” ANI quoted Aaditya as saying.
“One ought to discuss petrol, diesel, CNG and spot latest 2-3 years, not final 60 years,” he added.
Aaditya’s remarks come because the MNS chief had earlier threatened to launch a statewide agitation if the state authorities did not take away loudspeakers from the mosques by Might 3.
Earlier on Tuesday, the MNS supremo reiterated his menace of enjoying Hanuman Chalisa exterior the mosques which did not comply together with his demand.
“Maintain conferences with all of the Maulavis and take away loudspeakers from the mosques. After Might 3, Hanuman Chalisa can be performed exterior any mosque that has loudspeakers,” he mentioned at a rally in Thane.
The MNS chief had first made the demand for eradicating loudspeakers from mosques at a gathering at Shivaji Park on April 2 on Gudi Padwa.
His demand drew flak from varied quarters with many objecting to the transfer.
Defending his demand, the MNS chief mentioned: “What flawed did I say? The entire nation is struggling as a consequence of these loudspeakers. How is that this communalism? Why are you making us hearken to your prayers?”
“This isn’t a communal subject however a social subject. 5 occasions a day, azan is being performed on loudspeakers… Why ought to we hearken to it? If it’s your faith, hold it at house,” he added.