Muslims urged Cong on joining Sena to keep BJP out: Ashok Chavan


Daijiworld Media Network - Nanded (SHP)

Nanded, Jan 22: A video of the PWD minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan recently surfaced on social media where he can be heard saying that his party joined the Shiv Sena-led government on 'insistence' of the 'Muslim community' to stop the BJP from returning to power. The video gained virality after it was uploaded by Chavan on his official Facebook page.

Defending his statement, Chavan on Tuesday claimed that he meant 'pressure from all communities, including Muslims' in his speech. Chavan was in Nanded recently addressing a rally against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

In the purported video, Chavan is heard saying in Hindi: “We have a (coalition) government in place in the state. The Congress decided to join the government to avoid the (repeat of) losses the state had suffered in the last five years (when the BJP was in power). Our Muslim brothers also insisted that we join the government to keep the biggest enemy, the BJP, away from power.”

On Tuesday, Chavan told the reporters, “What I meant was that Congress was under pressure from all communities, including Muslims, to form the government to keep BJP away. Where is the question of appeasement?”

Chavan, who had served as chief minister of Maharashtra from December 2008 to November 2010, also said the new citizenship law will not be implemented in the state as long as the current dispensation is at the helm. “During the rally (in Nanded), my emphasis was against CAA. I assured the people that the government will not allow the implementation of CAA in Maharashtra. We cannot accept a law, which is against the Constitution and takes away a section’s citizenship,” he added.

  

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    After 2014 LS polls debacle, AK Antony was asked by Sonia Maino to research on CONgress defeat and his committee had submitted report with root cause as large scale MINORITY APPEASEMENT by party. This report was never action ed by Raul Vinci & Team and we now see their state of affairs

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    who urged you to form govt with JDS in Karnataka??????????


    any one urged you to become Minister in Govt????

    as every one know People of Maharastra urged you to be in 4th position in state not in govt

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    next he will tell that they urged him to become Minister........

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    bechare log who urged them to join shivsend didnt get more than 1 minister post..........

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  • Edward, DAKSHINA KANNADA

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Congress didnt bother to ask the Hindus?
    They dont matter anymore?

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    in nname of opposing Modi one community is burning their own house.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 22 2020

    Uneducated on one side & the rest on the other side ...

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