Stamp of 'traitor' will always remain, Uddhav Thackeray tells Shinde faction at Dussehra rally; slams BJP
"The stamp of traitor (on the Shinde faction) will never go away. As time changes, the face of Ravan also changes. Today, it is the traitors (who are Ravan)," he said at the well-attended gathering.
Both the factions of Shiv Sena had staked a claim to hold their rallies at the iconic Shivaji Park, which is synonymous with the Shiv Sena.
At least 12 Lok Sabha members of the Shiv Sena are learnt to have been in touch with the Shinde faction and are keen to replace Raut, the current floor leader of the party, with Rahul Shewale.
Shinde calls BJP a natural ally, stressing that since he has the numbers on his side, no Sena MLA should go to court.
Shinde first shepherded his flock to Surat in Gujarat from where the buzz was they would be airlifted to Assam.
Walse-Patil too denied that the chief minister was upset with him. He also told reporters that his meeting with Thackeray in the morning had been scheduled earlier for administrative work.
Kickstarting mass public reaching out a program called – Shiv Sampark Abhiyan CM Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said Sena’s Hindutva is different than the BJP’s power-hungry Hindutva.
The 65-year-old leader, who recently quit the Congress to join the NDA, also opposed the `green refinery' project in the coastal Ratnagiri district.
Fadnavis, who returned to the city from a three-day tour of South Korea and Singapore this evening, met the injured persons and also spoke to the hospital authorities.
The Maharashtra Government on Wednesday announced land and grant of Rs 5 crore to build hostels for students from the Maratha community in every district.