Politics is hot on the issue of opening of temples in Maharashtra. When Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari wrote a letter to the Chief Minister asking him to intervene to open a religious place for the public, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also took an aggressive stance against the Maharashtra government.

When the political mercury rose, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar also jumped into the ongoing war on the temple. Sharad Pawar has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this issue. Sharad Pawar has tweeted, saying that the Honorable Governor has written a letter to the Chief Minister, seeking intervention to open a religious place for the public.

The NCP President has said that I came to know about the letter written by the Governor to the Chief Minister through the media. Sharad Pawar in his letter to the PM, while discussing the situation of corona virus in Maharashtra and the steps taken by the state government, has written that there are many religious places in the state, where a large crowd gathers.

Giving the example of Siddhivinayak of Mumbai, Vitthal Temple of Pandharpur, Sai Temple of Shirdi, he has said that a large crowd is seen here on normal days. Pawar has written in a letter to the PM that these are some places where it would be impossible to follow a distance of two yards. He also expressed surprise at the language of the Governor’s letter.

Significantly, the NCP also attacked the governor and said that the central government should allow all the temples to be opened. At the same time, on behalf of the Shiv Sena, Sanjay Raut, while holding the front, said that the Shiv Sena has neither forgotten nor forgotten Hindutva. He described Hindutva as the soul of Shiv Sena.

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