Shiv Sena lauds BJP MLA Eknath Khadse for taking on Raj Thackeray
Shiv Sena on Thursday praised the Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Eknath Khadse, for taking on MNS chief Raj Thackeray, who had cast aspersions on the BJP leader's integrity.
"A peeved Khadse broke the glass house of MNS. They (MNS) forgot the simple rule that those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others' house," an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said on Thursday. The newspaper has party president Uddhav Thackeray as its editor.
Khadse has offered to quit if Raj Thackeray's allegations of graft were proved.
Raj, on Monday, had accused Khadse of raising issues of corruption in the House for pecuniary benefit. "Khadse works out a settlement after raking up corruption charges. My party MLAs will function as a distinct Opposition group in the Assembly," the MNS chief had said.
"The Sena-BJP friendship has lasted for 22 years and will continue till our ally has a soft corner for Hindutva," the editorial said.
The newspaper also referred to the "series of meetings" on the issue of electing a new state BJP president. "What BJP now needs is a new state unit chief," it said.
"It is important that the Opposition unity remains intact in order to dislodge Congress-NCP from power in the state.However, it is important to know with whom does this responsibility rest," it said.