Uddhav Thackeray takes a jibe at estranged cousin Raj

Apr 02, 2014, 08:18 IST | Varun Singh

Retaliating to the accusations levelled against him by MNS chief Raj Thackeray at a recently concluded rally in Pune that he was responsible for him staying away from the the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray yesterday took a jibe at his estranged cousin. Raj had alleged that Uddhav’s failure to call him had resulted in him not joining the NDA.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray MNS chief Raj Thackeray. File pics
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and MNS chief Raj Thackeray. File pics

Speaking to mid-day Uddhav said, “Why should I call him, when he claims that he left the party (Shiv Sena) because of me? Moreover, when he didn’t listen to Balasaheb, will he listen to me?” He even questioned Raj and his family’s absence from the ceremony organised to commemorate the first death anniversary of the late Shiv Sena patriarch Balasaheb Thackeray on November 17, 2013, at Shivaji Park despite them residing in the same area.

mid-day had reported that though Raj’s wife Sharmila was seen taking a walk at Shivaji Park on November 17, she did not visit the memorial.

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