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BJP distances itself from Modi-Shivaji comparison in book as protests heat up

BJP leader Jay Bhagwan Goyal, whose book 'Aaj ke Shivaji: Narendra Modi' sparked a backlash from opposition parties in Maharashtra, said he would 'revise' parts of it.

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Pune/New Delhi: The NCP and the Sambhaji Brigade held protests in Pune Monday against a book which compares Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

The book titled “Aaj ke Shivaji: Narendra Modi” has been written by BJP’s Jay Bhagwan Goyal.

The NCP protest was held outside Lalmahal area here.

While NCP leader Prashant Jagtap condemned the comparison and said it was a move to “erase the glorious history” of the Maratha emperor, Sambhaji Brigade functionary Santosh Shinde said the book should be withdrawn in 48 hours, failing which more agitations would follow.

“Today, the comparison is with Shivaji Maharaj. Tomorrow, in Rajasthan, it might be with Maharana Pratap. It is part of the BJP-RSS agenda to erase the history of great icons,” Jagtap alleged.

However, the BJP Monday said the party has nothing do with its publication and told that it represents the author’s personal opinion.

BJP media co-incharge Sanjay Mayukh told reporters that the book’s author Jay Bhagwan Goyal, has also expressed his willingness to withdraw those parts of the book which a section of society has found objectionable.

Goyal told PTI that he was willing to revise those parts of the book to which opposition leaders have objected.

“I only wanted to tell readers as to how Modi like Shivaji has worked to take everyone along and also been successful in doing what many considered impossible. If it has hurt sentiments of some people, I am willing to revise those parts of the book,” he said.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut demanded that it be banned and asked the warrior king’s descendants to clarify their stand over the issue.

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  1. The current Lok Sabha speaker had said “Modi was God’s gift to mankind”. He got the VP job.!!!too.

  2. The BJP is full of such characters. Rajnath Singh had once given a cardboard “Sudershan Chakra” to Narendra Modi, as if he was trying to compare him with lord Krishna. Rajnath Singh also gave Modi a bow and arrow, which was tried out by the latter in full camera view, and the arrow fell a full three feet away. Then, in Modi’s own state, there were reports that some temples were constructed for the ACTUAL worship of Modi ji. Also, it is a known fact that Mr Modi had replaced mahatma Gandhi from the Khadi Gramodyog calendar and diary-cover a few years back.
    The point is, Narendra Modi himself likes such chamchagiri. How can the BJP say that it is distancing itself from this book?

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