Pune, Sep 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Gopinath Munde charged the Maharashtra Government with attempting to change history by negating the glorious role of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
Commenting on the communal tension prevailing in the state's Sangli District Munde blamed the State Government for it.
Munde has been prevented from entering Satara and Sangli districts in the western part of the state.
Munde has said that he is ready to court arrest with regard to the issue.
Speaking to the media in Pune, Munde said: "The Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Government in the state was trying to re write the secular history of Maharashtra."
"The arch depicting a historical scene from life of Shivaji was not allowed to be erected in Miraj leading to trouble," Munde said
The controversy over a scene on a Ganesh Pendal led to communal violence in the Sangli district.
Munde said "The police were trying to bring the explosive situation under control by using repressive methods leading to escalation of tension."
"Sarvajanik Ganesh idols are being forcefully immersed using municipal garbage vans in Miraj leading to anger and anguish among the people and volunteers of mandals", Munde alleged.e added that as many as 110 idols were yet to be traditionally immersed in the town.
Munde said the BJP had no intention of deriving political mileage from this unfortunate situation and he would attend the all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in Mumbai to restore peace. (ANI)