09 July : Nagpur :- Controversial statement that Manu was superior to Saint Tukaram and Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj was done by Bhideguruji, that is, Sambhaji Bhide of Shiva Pratishthan. There is a lot of controversy about this statement. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis gave assurance that the opposition should raise the voice of the protesters when they raised their voices and said that if they find their speech unconstitutional, then they will take action against them. He gave this information in the statement made in Nagpur Assembly.
On Saturday, the people of Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj and Saint Tukaram Maharaj and the devotees of Warakari were welcomed by Puneites. Sambhaji Bhide Guruji, founder of Sri Shiv Pratishthan, joined the Volunteer till Sambhaji Maharaj statue from Sancheti Hospital Bridge and Deccan, like Salabad. Later in the afternoon, at about 2 pm, Sambhaji Bhide guided all the holders for an hour in the temple of Jungle Maharaj. At that time, Bhide made a controversial statement that Manu was superior to Saint Dnyaneshwar Maharaj and Sant Tukaram Maharaj, who taught his community to run his organization from village level and organized thousands of followers on his path.
Opponents took the news of this statement. Similarly, opposition Legislative Party leader Dhananjay Munde and former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar also presented the question that Sambhaji Bhatn did not take action on the government. In response to these questions, the Chief Minister assured that he would be punished if he found guilty of hearing what Sambhaji Bhide had said.