July 1, 2022

In a veiled assault on MNS chief Raj Thackeray, former Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednerkar on Wednesday mentioned he has “heartburn” as his cousin and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray grew to become the Maharashtra chief minister.

With out naming the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president, Pednekar mentioned he was bad-mouthing his cousin the identical method he was earlier doing towards the BJP.

Her feedback come amid an argument over the MNS chief’s name for enjoying Hanuman Chalisa exterior these mosques which use loudspeakers for ‘azaan’ (prayer name).

“Whereas being positive that Shiv Sena is not going to go forward after (celebration founder) Balasaheb Thackeray, he (Uddhav Thackeray) grew to become the chief minister of Maharashtra. That heartburn is seen in his (Raj Thackeray’s) motion,” Pednekar informed reporters at Nashik, about 200 km from right here.

She additionally accused Raj Thackeray of being accountable for late Shiv Sena supremo and his uncle’s “self-torture”.

“You had been the one who introduced ‘Matoshree’ (Uddhav Thackerays’ residence) in bother. You had been the one who hurled stones on our Sena Bhavan. That self-torture to Balasaheb (Thackeray) was seen by your complete world, the nation, Maharashtra and Mumbai and nonetheless you want Balasaheb,” Pednekar mentioned whereas replying to a query about Raj Thackeray’s tweet about Balasaheb’s video on loudspeaker problem.

Asserting that the Supreme Court docket’s determination on loudspeakers got here due to Balasaheb Thackeray, Pednekar mentioned that as an alternative of writing letters, Raj Thackeray ought to forcefully inform the Union authorities to implement the apex courtroom’s determination about loudspeakers as an alternative of insisting it is implementation solely in Mumbai and Maharashtra.

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The previous mayor additionally blamed that efforts had been being made to deliver troubles for chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, who was praised as “primary” CM within the nation.

“You deal with enhancing your graph, however do not attempt to erase our strains,” she mentioned whereas replying to a query on Raj Thackeray’s suggestion to Uddhav Thackeray about selecting between Balasaheb Thackeray and NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

She additionally prompt evaluating Maharashtra’s dealing with of COVID disaster with the governments in different states.

Lately, Raj Thackeray had praised the Yogi Adityanath’s authorities in Uttar Pradesh over elimination of loudspeakers from mosques in that state.

“Is all the pieces going to be alright within the nation if loudspeakers are eliminated by creating legislation and order issues in Mumbai and Maharashtra,” the Sena chief mentioned.

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Revealed on: Thursday, Might 05, 2022, 09:30 AM IST