Pune: A protest was held in Solapur in Maharashtra on Monday in opposition to the guide written by a Delhi BJP chief evaluating Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
A Shiv Sena employee has approached the police in Solapur, round 250 kms from right here, looking for a “strong action” in opposition to Jay Bhagwan Goyal, the writer of the guide–“Aaj Ke Shivaji: Narendra Modi”.
“While comparing Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with Prime Minister Modi, the author has insulted the great Maratha king and hurt sentiments of all the ‘Shiv Premis’ and ‘Shiv Bhakts’,” stated Dinkar Jagdale who approached Faujdar Chawadi police station and submitted a criticism software.
Demanding ban on the guide, Jagdale alleged that it has generated “a lot of discontent” in Maharashtra.
“The author has insulted Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by taking his name without respect. We seek immediate ban and strong action against Goyal by police,” he stated.
On Sunday, a Maharashtra Congress spokesperson lodged a criticism in opposition to Goyal with Nagpur Police for allegedly hurting the feelings of individuals by means of the guide.
The ruling Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have criticised the comparability between the 17th Century warrior king, who’s revered in Maharashtra, and the PM.
Because the controversy escalated with the Sena taking an aggressive stand, the BJP in Delhi on Monday distanced itself from the guide, saying the social gathering has nothing do with its publication and it represents the writer’s private opinion.
The writer Goyal advised PTI that he was keen to revise these components of the guide to which opposition leaders have objected.