Shiv Sena party chief Uddhav Thackeray on Friday hit out at the BJP government over the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, which aims to encourage people to hoist national flags in their homes from August 13 to 15.

"Now the Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign is seen everywhere, but I received some message where a person is demanding a home to hoist a flag," former Maharashtra chief minister said. Uddhav Thackeray was addressing party workers virtually on Saturday on the 62nd anniversary of `Marmik’, a magazine founded by his father, the late Bal Thackeray.

"Are we again going under some foreign rule is the question that needs to be asked today? There is no freedom to ask questions. Amrut Mahotsav should be like 'Amrut', but it should not be like 'Mrut' (Dead)

democracy," the Shiv Sena chief said, slamming the BJP government.

`Marmik’ was founded on August 13, 1960, after Bal Thackeray quit his job as a cartoonist with the Free Press Journal. Thackeray’s brother Shrikant was a co-founder of the magazine.

"We have got Mumbai, but Marathi people are still facing injustice. Marmik through cartoons portrayed this injustice and ignited a flame of revolution," he said.

"In 1978, Morarji Desai was the PM under the regime of Janata Dal. I had seen and experienced that era. Balasaheb Thackeray had drawn a cartoon criticising Morarji Desai where he portrayed that if a crooked person like him becomes PM, our nation's democracy ought to go down in the darkness," Thackeray said, in a veiled attack on the BJP.
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