Shiv Sena chief Uddhav supports Bhagwat’s ‘Hindu nation’ remarks

What's wrong with it. Balasaheb Thackeray used to say the same thing for a long time, said Uddhav.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: August 19, 2014 5:53 pm
Balasaheb Thackeray used to say the same thing for a long time, said Uddhav. Balasaheb Thackeray used to say the same thing for a long time, said Uddhav.

Backing RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat over his “Hindutva” comments, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said there is nothing wrong in his remarks.

“I support the comments made by Mohan Bhagwat. When he says that India is a Hindu nation, what’s wrong with it. Balasaheb Thackeray used to say the same thing for a long time. So how can we change our stand on the issue today?” Uddhav said while replying to a query from reporters here.

Bhagwat had on Sunday said India is a Hindu nation and Hindutva is its identity.

“Hindustan is a Hindu nation…Hindutva is the identity of our nation and it (Hinduism) can incorporate others(religions) in itself,” the RSS chief had said.

Earlier, Bhagwat had said in Cuttack,”The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture.”

Hitting out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over his comment that “abolishing Planning Commission will cost the nation,” Uddhav said he (Chavan) should first clarify what purpose has the Planning Commission served.

“The CM (Chavan) seems to be unhappy with the abolishing of the Planning Commission. But will he first tell everyone what real purpose has the Commission served anyway in all these years?” Thackeray said.

When asked about the Central government’s decision to call off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan following a meeting between the neighbouring country’s ambassador and Kashmiri separatists, Thackeray said it is high time that Pakistan is dealt with seriously.

“We have to deal with Pakistan in a stern way. They don’t fit to be friends,” he said.

Uddhav, who was speaking on the sidelines of inducting Dhaval Singh, son of NCP leader Pratapsingh Mohite Patil, into Shiv Sena, said he had called a meeting of party MPs today to formulate strategy for state Assembly elections.

“I had called a meeting of all our MPs today to strategise for the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections in Maharashtra. Our leaders will also be visiting drought affected regions of the state on August 25 and 26 and submit a detailed report to me, after which I too will be visiting the regions to support the farmers there,” he said.

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  1. રમેશ
    Aug 22, 2016 at 11:34 am
    Dear Uddhavji,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;1. I have written to Bhagavtji.... Are you pro-Bhagavad-Gita or Anti-Bhagavad-Gita, which is against birth-Brahminism and birth-family-religion-ism. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Narendra Modiji is Spiritually secular and so says that God has thosands of names and has preached the same religion in Siparo 30 of Quran too and vivid names of the same religion are Hindu, residing in Sindhu river areas, Muslims saluting Omnipresent in each and all, Socialists living in euality of each and all human beings;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Please stop talking of birth-Brahmin superiority, go to Shreeagar and talk the language of;br/gt;lt;br/gt;2. I was the first person to convince Jayawantiben Mehta that BJP must join hands with Shivsena and Akali dal, as Hindu party per oneness of God and;br/gt;lt;br/gt;3. I was the first person to challenge in H,C. and Supreme Court of India (per copy to Manohar Joshiji) that Krishna Commission Report was incomplete and anti-secular, so that Manohar Joshiji told me that now no one can arrest Bala;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Oh! I am Gujarati. I would like to know works done by Shivsena solely for Gujaraties in Mumbai, as I would like to know as Spiritual secular Indian first and last?
  2. G
    Aug 23, 2014 at 3:53 am
    Ignorant Bhagwat and his foolish supporter seem to be under illusion.
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    Laxmanan Mohandoss
    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:43 pm
    i challenge both Bhagwat and Thackeray to cite from any ancient Indian history whether any kingdom was called as Indian nation,do not live in dream land ,in the next election BJP will be routed out because of people like you.
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    madan gupta
    Aug 19, 2014 at 10:48 pm
    He is another foolish dreaming to be CM of Mah. w/o contesting election. They do not allow HINDU BHAIS from north to enter Maharashtra, rather kill them. Now he is asking for Hindu Raj. He should be arrested for breaking peace of the country, such traitors are the enemy of India.
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    madan gupta
    Aug 23, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    Only remarks will not work. First stop killing Hindu Bhaias from North. Rather help them to give work in Mah.
  6. S
    Aug 19, 2014 at 5:51 pm
    If I were in the PM's place, I'd be praying for help to deal with my supporters. They seem to be intent on distracting the country from its chosen development path. For the life of me, I'm unable to understand what Mr Bhagwant intends to achieve with his oft-repeated petty, sectarian remarks, except for causing disquiet and unease in the country. As if he has not already shown datedness of his thinking by his Bharat/India remarks on the question of rape, he's now out to divert country's attention from its most urgent problem of economic development. Mr Bhagwat, India would have no glory to claim if it does not catch up - fast - with the development level of the Asian Tiger nations. How difficult it is to understand, Mr Bhagwat?
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    qasim husain
    Aug 20, 2014 at 7:32 am
    we dont see any threat from outside enemies like china and stan, but the great threat to our nation is from inside enemies like bhagwat and thackrey.great people of great India will root out them in the next election.
  8. S
    Aug 20, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    I also supports Bhagwat ji for this comment
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