Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that Eknath Shinde's Dussehra rally was a BJP-sponsored event and made fun of him by alleging that he only "read out Modi-Shah Chalisa" during his speech throughout his address.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that Eknath Shinde’s Dussehra rally was a BJP-sponsored event and made fun of him by alleging that he only “read out Modi-Shah Chalisa” during his speech throughout his address. Additionally, it referred to the rebel group led by Shinde as a “clone Shiv Sena.”
In an editorial published in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, the party claimed that the Shinde camp must have spent between Rs 50 crore and Rs 100 crore on the Dussehra rally held at the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), as nearly 2,000 buses were reserved to transport supporters and over two lakh attendees received food at the event.
The rally at the BKC was a BJP-sponsored event. The money must have been the same as that used to purchase a few MLAs. It was described as being similar to both a fashion show and a beauty contest.
The Uddhav Thackeray group has been attacking Shinde and other Sena legislators ever since they rebelled against the party leadership, claiming that each of the rebel MLAs took 50 “khoke,” or boxes, or Rs 50 crore, to change loyalty.
Uddhav Thackeray’s camp further claimed that the Shinde group, on the other hand, organised the rally in the name of the Shiv Sena, but it was nothing more than a BJP event. During his speech, the Chief Minister Shinde repeatedly reading out Modi-Shah Chalisa (admiring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah), made reference to Hanuman Chalisa.
According to the Uddhav faction, the saffron party wrote the screenplay, so the primary characters were BJP stalwarts.