Mumbai: MNS workers should not take the law into their hands, “otherwise their life will be wasted attending court dates”, said Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar in response to MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s loudspeaker ultimatum.
However, she warned Maharashtra Navnirmal Sena (MNS) workers not to take law into their own hands, “otherwise their lives will be ruined in court dates”. Also Read: Free entertainment: Uddhav In Apparent Reference To Raj’s Speeches
“No one including Muslims opposed Hanuman Chalisa… Loudspeakers will be removed from temples and mosques. Appeal to all to maintain peace… Law is the same for all. If Raj Thackeray has said anything objectionable in his speech, then action will be taken against him,” news agency ANI quoted Pednekar as saying. Also Read: Uddhav Thackeray Claims ‘BJP Cheated My Father On Hindutva Pretext’
Pednekar said, “Loudspeakers should be used as per the noise pollution rules. If someone violates the prescribed decibel limit, the loudspeaker should be removed. MNS workers should not take law into their own hands otherwise their lives will be ruined. Also Read: Will Play Hanuman Chalisa Twice Loudly If Loudspeakers Not Removed: MNS chief
Pednekar said, “Loudspeakers should be used as per the noise pollution rules. If someone violates the prescribed decibel limit, the loudspeaker should be removed. MNS workers shouldn’t take the law into their hands otherwise their life will be wasted attending court dates.”
Addressing a rally in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad on Sunday, Thackeray set May 3 as the deadline for removing loudspeakers from mosques.
The MNS chief had accused the NCP chief of doing caste politics in Maharashtra and said he was allergic to the word ‘Hindu’. The MNS chief had said that if the Uttar Pradesh government can remove loudspeakers, then what is stopping the Maharashtra government led by his cousin Uddhav Thackeray from doing so.
However, in a veiled attack on Thackeray, the chief minister had on Sunday said he does not pay attention to “new players” of Hindutva. Without naming the MNS, the CM also said the party was making experiments to see if any cause was working for it or not.