Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday nighttime – hours before he cease as Maharashtra CM – renamed Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar and Osmanabad as Dharashiv.

The Samajwadi Party has expressed unhappiness over the Maharashtra cupboard’s choice to rename towns and name a new airport after a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, accusing the Shiv Sena-led ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi of ‘sidelining Muslims’. The celebration’s state leader, Abu Asim Azmi, additionally took a jab on the Sena – in disarray after Eknath Shinde’s insurrection led to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray resigning – saying it had rushed this thru ‘at the ultimate day’.

“Today the Uddhav Thackeray government took the selection Aurangabad can be renamed Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad might be renamed Dharashiv. Be it BJP or MVA – that is taking walks on crutches – want to sideline Muslims,” Abu Azmi said.

“I am sad that the ones we’re assisting… Who had stated they will now be secular after being with the incorrect humans (a connection with the BJP) for 30 years, are doing this at the remaining day,” he introduced.

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Abu Azmi’s comment become sizable because the Samajwadi Party had reportedly been set to again the MVA government in any floor take a look at.

The birthday celebration has MLAs within the Maharashtra meeting – Azmi from Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar and Rais Kasam Shaikh from Bhiwandi (East).

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The Samajwadi Party chief also had a warning for Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar – whose clothes are aligned with the Sena.

“I’d like to inform Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi that (this) government is present with our help… If government takes this sort of step, wherein do we pass? I’d want to ask Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar, Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat, what do we do?” he asked.

“It’s that Muslims are being sidelined. I condemn (this),” Azmi said.

Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray’s cabinet Wednesday evening renamed Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar and Osmanabad as Dharashiv.

It also stated the name the new airport inNavi Mumbai might be named after former Bharatiya Janata Party chief DB Patil.

The choices got here because the Supreme Court become listening to a flurry of arguments over the legality of governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari’s call ground take a look at call, the verdict of which went towards the Sena.

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