Have to end loudspeaker issue permanently, need wider support, Raj Thackeray tells MNS workers in letter
In a letter uploaded on his Twitter handle, Raj Thackeray said loudspeakers had become a national issue after the MNS took it up.
Thackeray had been in the news after he recently gave an ultimatum to remove loudspeakers from mosques.
MNS leader tweets picture of Sharad Pawar with BJP MP, suggests alliance between them against Raj Thackeray
Thackeray on Sunday said he had deferred his visit to Ayodhya in UP as there was ploy to 'trap' his party workers into legal issues.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday broke his silence over the sudden cancellation of his Ayodhya visit and indirectly hinted at hurdles erected by the BJP as the reason.
As per instructions issued by Swargate police station, Thackeray's speech must not insult any community or result in ill-will among people.
Thackeray said the reason behind the decision would be explained during his rally in Pune on Sunday.
Had Raj Thackeray apologised to saints, CM Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then anger of people would have subsided, the MP said.
Thackeray said his tour to the Uttar Pradesh city has been put off for the time being and that he would speak about it during his rally in Pune on May 22 morning.
Thackeray is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on June 5 Singh's party colleague, BJP MP from Ayodhya Lallu Singh, has, however, extended support to Raj Thackeray.
The Facebook post targeting Pawar, shared on Friday, was purportedly written by someone by the name of advocate Nitin Bhave.
Later, he said there would be repercussions across the state if the MNS chief was harmed. Mumbai Police, meanwhile, registered a case in connection with the anonymous letter.
Raj Thackeray had earlier given the May 4 ultimatum to the state government to remove loudspeakers atop mosques.
Speaking to reporters in Satara, Pawar said the nation was faced with problems like unemployment and price rise and raising the issue of loudspeakers cannot be an answer to these.
The BJP has earlier supported Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray's demand to remove loudspeakers from mosques.
Pawar was speaking to reporters in Pune amid a row over Raj Thackeray's call to play Hanuman Chalisa if mosques are found broadcasting 'azaan' on loudspeakers.