Milind Deora speaking at a programme at Zhaveri Bazar, Mumbai on Tuesday.
Milind Deora speaking at a programme at Zhaveri Bazar, Mumbai on Tuesday.

Maharashtra Cong chief accuses Shiv Sena of insulting religious sentiments of Jains

ANI | Updated: Apr 03, 2019 13:32 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 3 (ANI): Accusing Shiv Sena of hurting the religious sentiments of Jain followers, Mumbai Congress president Milind Deora urged the community to teach them a lesson by not voting for them in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.
"Shiv Sena has been against the minorities. A few years ago, the party insulted Jain religion by cooking meat outside Jain temples during Paryushana festival. Remember, you have to teach them a lesson through your votes," Deora said at a programme at Zhaveri Bazar on Tuesday.
Paryushana, an annual event where Jain community observe fast for a period of eight days, is usually celebrated in August or September.
It is worth mentioning that Deora was appointed as Mumbai Congress party unit last month replacing Sanjay Nirupam.
Maharastra will go to polls for its 48 parliamentary constituencies in the first four phases of elections starting from April 11. (ANI)

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