Jammu – Shiv Sena Bala Saheb Thackeray J&K unit expressed its indignation over not announcing the holiday on September 23, the birthday anniversary of Maharaja Hari Singh, in the 2020 holiday list released after the formation of Union Territory.
Party president J&K , Manish Sahni said that
Maharaja Hari Singh merged Jammu Kashmir into India on 26 Oct ,1947 and made it a part of India. Sahni said that the Maharaja lives in the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir , apart from this, he was also the ruler of visionary, economic and social reforms for public welfare. In 1929, he opened the doors of all temples in Jammu and Kashmir to Dalits. Sahni said that
The erstwhile governments continued to ignore nationalist people’s aspirations, but the public was expecting from the Modi government that a holiday would be announced on September 23, but the holiday list of the 2020 calendar released by the Modi government was not given on September 23. On this occasion working president Ashwani Gupta, Gen Secretary Vikas Bakshi, G I Singh , Secretary Raj Singh, Mangu Ram , Sanjeev Soodan , Ashish Bali and many other were present.