Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday broke his silence on Sanatan Sanstha and its ideology, condemning the organisation for fermenting and following a policy of violence.
According to a NewsX report, Devendra Fadnavis alleged that the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government did not take a strict action against the Sanstha, however, it is his government which is making a watertight case against them.
He said there is no pressure on the Maha ATS and he wants the ATS to work hard and plug all the loopholes in the case.
Criticizing the previous Congress-led government, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that UPA did not make a strong case against the Sanstha even when the first murder was committed when their (Congress) government was in the power.
Speaking about Sanatan Sanstha’s ideology, Devendra Fadnavis said that their ideology is just to indulge in violence. Their ideology is violence driven.
In an interview to NewsX, the Fadnavis said, “there can be no link with those people who have such ideology.” It is against Hindu values, the CM said.
If you talk about Hinduism, then it’s ideology is to remain tolerant. These people (Sanatan Sanstha) have no ideology because their ideology is violence.
However, the Sanatan Sanstha has always claimed that the ATS or other officials have never named it in the arms haul case.
Previously in August, speaking on the issue of banning proposal of Sanatan Sanstha, Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, Deepak Kesarkar said that Maharashtra had not initiated a new banning proposal but only added to the queries of the earlier one which may get lapsed.
However, Kesarkar mentioned that the government can only consider for a fresh ban proposal after the ongoing investigations into the Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare murder cases get completed provided that the links between the accused and Sanatan Sanstha are established.