Mumbai, Aug. 10 -- Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the opposition party in Maharashtra, on the silence over the removal of Shivaji's statue in Mangutti village of Karnataka's Belgaum district. Raut said the "conspiracy" by the BJP government in Karnataka to remove the statue in the night is "condemnable".

The Sena leader challenged the Leader of opposition in Maharashtra and former chief minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis to lead an agitation in Belgaum and promised support from the Shiv Sena. "The manner in which the Karnataka police removed the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is condemnable. Nobody from Maharashtra's opposition party is ready to talk about it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi p...