Lok Sabha Summons: Raj Need not Bother, says Bal Thackeray

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. 


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  • Peter Rodrigues, Mumbai/ Dubai

    Wed, Oct 01 2008

    It’s a political view from Raj to show his sympathy towards Bal Saab and to gain political mileage. But Bal Saab is quite strong enough to handle the situation even at this age

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  • Roland Noronha, Mangalore/Mumbai

    Wed, Oct 01 2008

    Well Done Bal Thakre Saab. You do not require Raj's support. Raj's MNS will be wiped-out in the coming election and he will have no face to show. Raj stands nowhere in front of Shiva Sena.

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  • Lancelot N. Tauro, Manglore - Doha qatar

    Wed, Oct 01 2008

    Totally suspense story of Chacha-Bhatija. Everyone should watch, U/A certified.

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  • Harold D'cunha, Mangalore/India

    Wed, Oct 01 2008

    Well said Mr. Bal Shab Thackeray. His statement about Raj is fully endorsable. If Raj would have been in Shiva Sena then his statement would have respect and acceptability. Raj has never considered his uncle's sacrifice for Marathi people and struggle for their upliftment. Even the lower Dalits of Marathi origin also been given jobs. It is more painful when our own people disown us. Mr. Bal Shab appreciate your bold statement that u are capable of handling your own house.

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