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Raj Thackeray Aurangabad Rally: MNS chief warns MVA govt over loudspeakers, reiterates May 3 deadline

Raj Thackeray Aurangabad Rally Live Updates: Raj Thackeray has been praising the Yogi government for pulling down loudspeakers from mosques and has even asked the MVA government in Maharashtra to learn from the UP government.

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Raj Thackeray Aurangabad Rally Live News Updates: Amid the ongoing political row in Maharashtra over the use of loudspeakers at religious places of worship, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray will address the much-talked over the issue in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad today. The rally — being held in backdrop of the ultimatum given by Thackeray to remove loudspeakers from mosques by May 3 — is expected to draw a huge turnout. 

Thackeray has been praising the Yogi government for pulling down loudspeakers from mosques and has even asked the MVA government in Maharashtra to learn from the UP government. MNS leader Nitin Sardesai, a close confidante of Thackeray, did not rule out the possibility of a tie up between BJP and MNS. 

Live Updates
20:50 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray’s stern warning to MVA govt

If loudspeakers are not removed by May 3, then the sound of Hanuman Chalisa should reach my home on May 4: Raj Thackeray

20:48 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray warns MVA govt

Raj Thackeray says if the MVA govt fails to remove the loudspeakers by May 3, he will not responsible for whatever happens in Maharashtra.

20:47 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray lauds Yogi Adityanath

Raj Thackeray lauds Yogi Adityanath, says when loudspeakers can be removed in Uttar Pradesh, then why not in Maharashtra.

20:44 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray reiterates his warning on use of loudspeakers

Raj Thackeray reiterates his warning on use of loudspeakers at mosques, cites Supreme Court. Thackeray says he will recite Hanuman Chalisa on loudspeaker if they are not removed from mosques by May 3.

20:31 (IST) 1 May 2022
Sharad Pawar must read Bal Thackeray’s books: Raj Thackeray

Sharad Pawar must read Bal Thackeray's books: Raj Thackeray

20:30 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray’s scathing attack on Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar is an atheist as per his daughter. His party spewing hate in society, has never respected Shivaji: Raj Thackeray

20:23 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray invokes Shivaji Maharaj, says he fought atrocities

Raj Thackeray invokes Shivaji Maharaj, says he fought atrocities

20:16 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray announces rallies in all Maharashtra districts

Sambhajinagar is the center of Maharashtra. From now on, all my meetings will be held in every district of Marathwada: Raj Thackeray

20:12 (IST) 1 May 2022
I will hold rally in every district of Maharashtra, says Raj Thackeray

I will hold rally in every district of Maharashtra, says Raj Thackeray

20:10 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray addresses Aurangabad rally

MNS chief Raj Thackeray addresses rally in Aurangabad amid the ongoing political row over use of loudspeakers at mosques.

19:05 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray to address rally shortly

Raj Thackeray is expected to reach the stage of the rally shortly. Amit Thackeray is present there already.

18:37 (IST) 1 May 2022
15 Bhim Army activists detained

Police intercepted 15 Bhim Army activists on their way to Raj Thackeray's rally at Navi Khadki. All the activists, including state president Sitaram Gangawane, have been detained by the police.

17:57 (IST) 1 May 2022
3,000 policemen deployed at the rally venue

Over 3000 policemen have been deployed and additional police officers and staff have been called in from various districts on Saturday.

“8 Deputy Commissioners of Police, 8 ACPs, team of 350 police personnel and 6 units of SRPF have been called from neighboring districts for the rally in Aurangabad. Apart from that, 2,000 police officers and staff will also be deployed in the city for the security. Apart from that 750 CCTVs have been installed all over the city for monitoring,”said Nikhil Gupta, Aurangabad police commissioner.

13:43 (IST) 1 May 2022
Tough conditions set by police for Raj Thackeray’s rally

The MNS will have to walk a tightrope considering the heavy police deployment and the 13 conditions put forward by the Aurangabad police for the rally, including that care should be taken not to hurt the feelings of other religions.

11:08 (IST) 1 May 2022
Raj Thackeray at loggerheads with MVA over loudspeaker row

The MNS chief had last month targeted the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government in MVA Maharashtra by demanding that loudspeakers on mosques be removed, and threatened to play the Hanuman Chalisa in front of mosques at louder volume if the demand was not met.

The police have put 15 conditions to hold the rally. The MNS chief has been asked to desist from using offensive slogans, religious, casteist and regional references during or after the meeting. Only 15,000 people are allowed to attend the rally and the timings would be 4:30 pm to 9:45 pm.

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