Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has alleged that the Karnataka government removed a troop of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mangutty village in Belgaum and targeted the BJP for keeping quiet on the issue.
The Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana that it cannot be busted without orders from the administration.
“The Karnataka government removed the heritage of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in village in Belgaum … Whatever happened in Mangutti village is being condemned everywhere,” read the editorial.
Devendra ji says that there is a Congress MLA from the place where the curtain was removed. Despite the legislators, the state has a Yeddyurappa government, and the Shiv Sena cannot be exposed without orders from Shivaji’s government.
Targeting BJP over “fake Shiv bhakti”, the editorial said that the BJP may have created a ruckus on the issue, another government was in government but now they are silent.
It said, “The incident of exorcism is worrying. The silence of the BJP’s devotees in Maharashtra is also worrying. There was a Congress government or some other party government. The BJP must have created a ruckus. Now they are silent.”
On August 8, authorities in Belagavi district busted Shivaji in Mangutti village, as it did not have the necessary permission.
The incident led Shiv Sena and its cadres to protest against the Karnataka government in Lalbagh, Mumbai.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and state Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde have condemned the removal of the bust and demanded its immediate restoration.