Uddhav Thackeray said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has an "evil eye" and would steal the Sangh office.
Nagpur: Uddhav Thackeray, who heads one of the Shiv Sena factions, stated on Thursday that Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), should be alert because Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has an “evil eye” and would steal the Sangh office.
Thackeray’s remark comes hours after Mr Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis went on to pay a visit to Hedgewar Smruti Mandir, the memorial of RSS founder Dr K B Hedgewar, in the Reshimbagh area of Nagpur.
The two leaders paid tribute at the monuments of RSS ideologues M S Golwalkar and Dr. Hedgewar. Additionally, they met the Sangh office holders.
Both Sena sections had a confrontation on Wednesday for control of the party office at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters in south Mumbai. The clash erupted for an hour before the police intervened.
Speaking at a press conference inside the Vidhan Bhavan in Nagpur, where the state legislature’s current winter session is taking place, Mr. Thackeray said, “They attempted to seize our BMC office in Mumbai yesterday.” They visited the RSS headquarters today. Since RSS is powerful, they were unable to seize its office. However, RSS needs to be alert… Shinde has an evil eye.
For power, “Shinde changes colours more than a chameleon.”
Mr. Thackeray criticised the BJP during his press conference for supporting a Karnataka minister’s claim that Mumbai should be made a union territory.
Thackeray questioned the government’s stance regarding allegations of irregularities against ministers.