Mumbai, Feb 20 (PTI) In a fresh rift with its NDA ally, Shiv Sena today flayed BJP chief Nitin Gadkari for his appeal to Muslims to adopt a "generous" attitude on the Ram temple issue, saying it was an insult to hundreds of kar sevaks who became "martyrs" in the movement.
"Appealing to Muslims (to help in building Ram temple) is an insult to hundreds of kar sevaks who became martyrs during the Ram temple agitation," Sena chief Bal Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
He made a "sincere appeal" to BJP that it should stick to the Hindutva ideology.
"The Prime Minister of this country says Muslims have the first right over India's resources and 80 crore Hindus tolerate it meekly. Muslims have everything and Hindus don't even have their Ram temple.