The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), on Saturday, called off it’s upcoming “Gudipadhwa Melawa” due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019) in India and globally. The Maharashtra’s saffron party was eyeing at attracting the attention of the Hindu mass towards its massive Gudipadhwa celebration. However, COVID-19 seem to have foiled MNS’ all plans.
‘कोरोना’चं सावट गडद आहे त्यामुळे ह्या परिस्थितीचं गांभीर्य लक्षात घेऊन महाराष्ट्र नवनिर्माण सेनेचा ‘गुढीपाडवा मेळावा’ रद्द करत आहोत.
तसंच येत्या काही आठवड्यात महापालिकांच्या निवडणूका होणार आहेत पण एकूण परिस्थिती पाहता सरकारने ह्या निवडणुका किमान सहा महिन्यांसाठी पुढे ढकलाव्यात. pic.twitter.com/DWbkrjLBTQ
— MNS Adhikrut – मनसे अधिकृत (@mnsadhikrut) March 14, 2020
While announcing the event cancellation news, the official Twitter handle of MNS also urged the state government to postpone the ensuing municipal elections. “Due to the serious situation because of Corona Virus, we are cancelling the ‘Gudipadhwa Melawa’ of MNS,” read the tweet wrote in Marathi, on Saturday. “Also, municipal elections are going to take place in the coming weeks, but in view of the overall situation, the government should postpone these elections for at least 6 months,” concluded the tweet.
The MNS had, in February, called for ‘mahamorcha’ to show it’s power in the state and appeal to oust the illegal infiltrators hailing from Pakistan & Bangladesh, from Mumbai and other parts of the state. The party supremo, Raj Thackeray, had strongly opposed the anti-CAA protesters and warned of dire consequences if the anti-CAA protests continue. He had called for “sword for sword” if the protesters don’t reverse their action against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
The Corona Virus epidemic has reached India after claiming thousands of lives in the neighboring country, China. The COVID-19 has claimed more than two and half thousands in China while 2 in India so far.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared COVID-19 as global pandemic on Wednesday, March 11. India is also seeing a growing number on its territory for the COVID-19 infected cases, while the country is fighting it hard against it.