Mumbai, Oct 12: Ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena has agreed to withdraw its protest against former Pakistani minister Khurshid Kasuri’s book launch following intervention from Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. However, it has put forward conditions before instructing its cadres to call off the agitation. The conditions imposed by the Hindutva outfit are weird and appears contradicting.
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Sena has demanded Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to take a call on the event and let his opinion known publicly. BJP’s ally in Maharashtra has demanded the government to cancel the event since it hosts a former Pakistani minister. “We have told the Maharashtra chief minister to take a call. We cannot be hosting their dignitaries at a time when they are killing our soldiers,” said party’s MP Sanjay Raut while addressing a press conference.
“CM has taken our considerations well. He will take the appropriate step,” Raut added. Another condition imposed by the Shiv Sena is that the event should not be used to spread anti-India propaganda. “No anti-India comments should be uttered during the course of the event. We cannot tolerate that,” the senior leader said even as he stressed that the event be called off.