Press Trust of India
MUMBAI, Oct 1: Rubbishing Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray's "hollow sympathy" for him over the Lok Sabha's privileges committee summons issue, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday told his nephew that he need not bother.
"We are competent to tackle the case. You should not worry", Thackeray said in an editorial in Sena mouthpiece Saamna.
Raj has threatened not to allow officials and people's representative from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to enter Mumbai if the committee summons Thackeray in a breach of privilege case.
"The MNS people are now worrying about my age and health. But health is the same as it was when Raj left the Sena", Thackeray said.
The Sena chief compared the pain and anguish caused to him by blood relations' to Shivaji Maharaj's struggles with his kin. "Shivaji's own people back stabbed him. I am also sharing the same fate so much that there is no space on my back to accept further backstabbing," he said.
"When Raj was born, I was in prison over the boundary row. So the path of struggle is not new to me," he said.
"Raj is now showing his love for Marathi and dedication for me. Where was his love and dedication when he left the Sena, the cohesive force of Marathi people and formed his own party?" the Sena chief said.
Thackeray referred to a Mahabharat story where Lord Krishna's progeny was responsible for killing Krishna and the yadavas.