Maharashtra News: Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a minister in the Shinde-Fadnavis government of Maharashtra, is not taking the name of stopping the controversial statement made about Shivaji Maharaj. The opposition is cashing in on Lodha’s statement. Please tell that the minister of Maharashtra government has also apologized for his statement.
Significantly, Maharashtra government minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha had said that Aurangzeb had imprisoned Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj but he came out of it for Swarajya. In the same way Chief Minister Eknath Shinde was also imprisoned by someone but he came out of it for Maharashtra. After this statement, the opposition is attacking Lodha.
BJP left Lodha alone
In the midst of this controversy, the BJP has left Lodha alone. Till now no big leader has publicly defended Lodha. According to a report in Indian Express, the top leadership of BJP has kept silence on this incident. Along with this, the party says that people should be careful while speaking on historical events and great men.
It can be clearly inferred from this that BJP has distanced itself from this controversy. According to a report in Indian Express, a senior general secretary of BJP has said on the condition of anonymity that sometimes, it is better to remain silent.
The Chief Minister has defended
Amidst all this, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has defended his minister. Trying to defuse the tension, the CM said that Lodha has allocated Rs 25 crore for Pratapgarh Fort, Shivaji Maharaj is highly revered by all of us. Shivaji cannot be compared with anyone.
At the same time, Lodha apologized for his statement and said that he never intended to insult Shivaji. I have done nothing wrong and have not insulted Shivaji. I respect Shivaji Maharaj from the bottom of my heart.
Lodha is the richest minister in Maharashtra government
Please tell that Mangalprabhat Lodha is the richest minister in the Shinde-Fadnavis government’s cabinet. Mangal Prabhat Lodha, a builder by profession, has movable and immovable assets worth Rs 441 crore. Lodha has movable assets worth 252 crores and immovable assets worth 189 crores. Apart from this, he also has some investments in Jaguar car and stock market. Lodha also has 5 flats in South Mumbai. Five cases are also registered against Lodha.
It is said that Lodha was associated with the ABVP, a student organization affiliated to the RSS, from his student days. He made his debut in electoral politics in 1995, when he contested the assembly elections for the first time. Currently, he is a six-time MLA from the high-profile Malabar Hills constituency in Mumbai.
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