Ashish Shelar apologises for ‘state is nobody’s father’s property’ remark against Uddhav Thackeray government

Senior Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Monday apologised for his statement, aimed at the Uddhav Thackeray government, that the state was nobody's 'father's property' for someone to oppose implementation of laws passed by Parliament.

Press Trust of India February 03, 2020 21:33:42 IST
Ashish Shelar apologises for ‘state is nobody’s father’s property’ remark against Uddhav Thackeray government
  • Thackeray, in a video clip released by the Shiv Sena on Sunday, had said he supported the CAA but not the NRC exercise

  • Shelar was speaking on Sunday in Vasai, in neighbouring Thane district

  • With Maharashtra ministers Uday Samant, from the Sena, and Jitendra Awhad, from NCP, lashing out at the inappropriate statement, Shelar apologised

Mumbai: Senior Maharashtra BJP leader Ashish Shelar on Monday apologised for his statement, aimed at the Uddhav Thackeray government, that the state was nobody's "father's property" for someone to oppose implementation of laws passed by Parliament.

Ashish Shelar apologises for state is nobodys fathers property remark against Uddhav Thackeray government

File photo of BJP leader Ashish Shelar. ANI

Thackeray, in a video clip released by the Shiv Sena on Sunday, had said he supported the Citizenship Amendment Act but not the National Register of Citizens exercise.

Shelar was speaking on Sunday in Vasai, in the neighbouring Thane district.

With Maharashtra ministers Uday Samant, from the Sena, and Jitendra Awhad, from NCP, lashing out at the inappropriate statement, Shelar apologised claiming his remark was not against anyone in particular.

"If someone is hurt, I regret it. But is it not unconstitutional to reject the implementation of an Act which has been cleared constitutionally," Shelar said in his apology statement.

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