Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis came down heavily on opposition for poisoning common man’s ear by claiming that there is an attempt to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra.
Fadnavis urged citizen not to fall prey to such rumours. Mumbai is and will always belong to Marathi Manoos.
“Mumbai is and will always belong to Marathi Manoos. From now on, there will be absolutely no ban on festivals of Marathi Manoos in Maharashtra anymore, its my word,” said deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.
He was speaking on the occasion of Mumbai BJP organised ‘Mumbai Morya’ Ganeshotsav Competition prize distribution ceremony being held at Shivaji Mandir, Dadar on Tuesday.
Deputy chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said that, “Almost 127 years ago, Lokmanya Tilak had said that at least 10 days in a year, all the Hindus of a province must come together and be absorbed in the worship of a deity. If this is achieved, it will lay the foundation stone of the future. The entire nation gathers to celebrate Hindu festivals. The Marathi Manoos is a staunch devotee of Lord Ganesha.”
He went on saying, “Celebrating Ganeshotsav is like a tonic for the Marathi Manoos. It is owing to Lord Ganesha’s blessings only that India is on the path of progress. When we denied permission for celebrating Ganeshotsav, Maharashtra’s rank went behind Gujarat. Now, there is no reason to worry. Maharashtra will once again get its Number One position with blessings of Lord Ganesha.”
Making the note of corruption he said that now it’s time to play 20-20 tournament and not any test match, we must work to bring about a positive change in the lives of Mumbaikars. The corruption that is rampant in Mumbai must be drowned deep under the Arabian Sea.
He said that “I sought blessing from Lord Ganesha to ensure that Mumbai does not get affected by this corruption any longer. The people of Mumbai are our Gods. And we will ensure that we all celebrate Hindu festivals with the same vigour,” he said.