Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis claimed that AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi had insulted "nationalist Muslims" of the country by glorifying Aurangzeb, PTI reported.
After arriving from Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, he met reporters and said, "Owaisi has attempted to glorify Aurangzeb and, thus, has insulted the nationalist Muslims in this country. Aurangzeb can never be an idol for Muslims in this country. He had tortured Sambhajiraje before killing him."
MLA from Chandrayangutta in Telangana, Akbaruddin Owaisi, had recently offered prayers at the 17th-century Mughal emperor Aurangzeb's tomb in Khuldabad in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district.
"We will not tolerate anything that glorifies Aurangzeb in any way. Those who are trying to do so should face some action. If someone clicks a photograph in Lilavati hospital (referring to images of Independent MP Navneet Rana in the MRI room), this state government immediately rushes to act but does nothing in this matter," the former chief minister of Maharashtra added.
When reporters asked about cases being registered against MNS chief Raj Thackeray at several places after his Aurangabad rally seeking the removal of loudspeakers atop mosques, Fadnavis said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was rolling out the policy of people with whom he shared power.