Uddhav Thackeray seeks Chidambaram's resignation

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Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Aug 28: While his partymen were seeking an apology from the P Chidambaram over the "saffron terror" remarks in the Rajya Sabha, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray has gone ahead and sought the resignation of the Home Minister.

“The person who doesn't understand the colour of terrorism should not sit in the chair of the Home Minister. The Congress should seek his resignation immediately. We should not tolerate this word 'saffron terrorism'," Thackeray said on Friday, Aug 27.

Besdies this, Sena leader sought a clarification from Congress on the party's stance on Chidambaram's remark.

On Aug 27, Shiv Sena members backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) created an uproar in the Upper House over the home minister's communally sensitive remark on terrorism.

Congress, on the other hand, has sought to distance itself from the remark and insisted that terrorism should be condemned and its associations don't matter.

“This controversy has started because of a word. The agenda (of the conference where the home minister made the controversial statement) was not saffron, it was terrorism and terrorism has no colour. It is completely black in colour, whether you associate terrorism with saffron, red, green, or white, it can never be connected to any colour.

"Terrorism should be condemned. It is important to be restrained in using the language. Most importantly people should not object to any colour as every colour has its own tradition and history," asserted Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi.

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