The pressure is now mounting on the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray as the protestors demand the reopening of Hindu temples. Hindu priests across Maharashtra and the country have launched a massive agitation. The BJP is accusing Shiv Sena of completely forgetting Bala Saheb's legacy and working on the instructions of the Congress party. Swami Chakrapani, a member of the Hindu Mahasabha stated that it is unfortunate that one can sell liquor and bars are opened for the public Siddhivinayak temple remains closed. He says that the decision taken by the Maharashtra government is condemnable and all temples should be reopened. Prasad Lal, a BJP leader stated that Shiv Sena is working under the pressure of the Congress party.