Sushma Andhare, Shiv Sena leader belonging to Uddhav Thackeray camp, was seen reciting verses from the Quran and praising Islam. The video that was shared by BJP MLA Atul Bhatkhalkar is reported to be an old one. Andhare was speaking at a public meeting where she was extolling the virtues of Islam.
She first recited the Bismillah-Rahman-Rahim verse and then went on to enlighten the audience about the five pillars of Islam. “The first one is a true Muslim one who does namaz five times a day, the second is to observe Roza during Ramzan, giving away 20 per cent of one’s income is the third, fourth is undertaking the Haj pilgrimage and the fifth is one must remember one has to face Allah during Qayamat when one should be able to face him with his head high”, Andhare is heard saying in the video.
While Andhare harbours love for Islam, she is a Hindudveshi (Hinduphobic) who has often made derogatory remarks against Hindu Dharma. Earlier she made demeaning remarks against Bhagwan Vishnu’s Dashavatar and the birth of Bhagwan Ayappa. Andhare also insulted Devi Maa and Hindu rituals followed during Navaratri while the audience laughed.
Talking about Devadidev Mahadev in an insulting manner Andhare remarked, “Bhasmasur is said to have undertaken Tapasya to please Mahadev who is known as Bhole. He is so Bhola that He didn’t even know that a son was born to Him” (a reference to Bhagwan Ganesh’s birth). She even insulted Maratha Kranti Morcha and Ayodhya Prabhu Sri Ram’s Mandir.
It can’t be emphasized enough that she is a neo-Ambedkarite who are Hindudveshis to the core. For all his tall claims of being a Hindutvawadi, Uddhav Thackeray’s camp is not only in association with anti-Hindu Congress and NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) but also has Hindu-hating and Islam-loving leaders like Andhare.
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