Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday questioned the use of loudspeaker for Azaan and advised the Muslims to offer Namaz at home so that nobody is disturbed.
Thackeray, while addressing a gathering of party workers on the occasion of Guru Purnima said: “I always ask the Muslims, why they need loudspeaker for Azaan? Whom do they want to show? If they want to offer Namaz do it at home, why on roads?”
The MNS chief also pitched for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya but after the General Elections in 2019.
On the question of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha after his speech during the no-confidence motion on July 20, Thackeray said that there was nothing wrong in the move by Gandhi.
“Our Prime Minister hugs many people on his visit to other nations. What will happen with that one hug of Rahul Gandhi,” he said.
I always ask Muslims that why do you need loudspeakers for Azaan? Who do you want to show? If you want to offer namaz, offer it at home. Why do you offer it on roads?: Raj Thackeray, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) pic.twitter.com/EDE5W1YZfL
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2018
He said that people should understand their responsibilities, due to this, the situation of opposition in the country and states will not arise. Addressing the party workers in a program organized by Thackeray on the occasion of Guru Purnima, In addition, he supported the Maratha Reservation Movement, as well as attributed the State Government to the violence that took place during this movement.
Reacting to the protest called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha, Thackeray supported the idea for giving reservation on the basis of ‘economic criteria’ instead of caste.
“If reservation is given on the basis of one caste then after some time another caste will come forward,” he said while condemning former Prime Minister V. P. Singh for introducing the caste based reservation on the recommendations of Mandal Commission.
I keep telling all Muslims living in Maharashtra and India and also the one who come from outside, why do you need loudspeakers?, says Raj Thackeray, Party Chief MNS #AzaanDebate pic.twitter.com/y9NJCN2PBj
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) July 28, 2018
Let us tell you that during the prayers, the controversy over the use of loudspeakers was raised after the statement of singer Sonu Nigam last year. Sonu Nigam had said, ‘God bless everyone.
I am not Muslim and I have to wake up with the voice of Ajan every morning. When it will end the forced religious sentiment in our country. “Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel also said that it was never said in Islam and in Koran that it should be paid in the Ajan loudspeakers. They said, ‘The Koran or Islam has never been told that Ajan should be done through loudspeakers. Ajan should be done in such a way that there should be no problem with any other person. ‘
Thackeray also questioned the government’s attitude towards the central institutions and said: “If all the governments are positive towards private institutions and not their own then how will people get the reservation for education.”
“Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, said in that employment in government institutions has reduced and same has been increased in private institutions. If this is the case then what are the people fighting for,” he asked.