Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was honored with the Aman Ka Maseeha (Messiah of Peace) Award by Muslim groups on Wednesday.
Fadnavis was feted for ensuring that Maharashtra remains free from communal violence for the last three years.
The award was given during the iftar party at Haj House.
According to reports, Mufti Mohammad Manzoor Ziayee of Dar-ul-Uloom Faizan-e-Raza, Goregaon, gave the award to the Chief Minister.
The Mufti is one of the most prominent religious leaders in Maharashtra who is fighting Islamic State’s online propaganda.
Praising the honor given to the CM, BJP city vice-president Hyder Azam expressed his happiness with people acknowledging the work of the BJP.
He said that he is glad that “Muslim individuals and groups” which have no connection to the party are praising the state government’s role in ensuring peace across the state.
He, however, stated that hardliners in Hindutva forces are creating problems but Fadnavis government is not biased against anyone.
“Sabka saath sabka vikas is not mere a slogan. It is our guiding principle and the fringe elements will not be allowed to hijack government’s development agenda,” Azam said.