Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday responded to a letter written by Mumbai Congress president Kripashankar Singh asking Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray to swap properties after Sena mouthpiece Saamna published alleged defamatory articles against Singh.
Singh,who has slapped a legal notice on Bal Thackeray for publishing defamatory articles against him,had written to him offering to exchange properties. Balasaheb,you and your newspaper are publishing unsubstantiated facts about me and my familys property. Whatever properties you allege that I own,you are free to take. Whatever properties you and your family members actually own,please give those to me in return, Singh had said in a letter.
In a statement,Raut said that Congress has given shelter to Singh whose name had cropped up in scams. There is no need to take cognizance of the defamation notice sent to Saamna by him. Raut said that Thackeray has never touched money acquired through corruption. Thackerays assets are the generation of dedicated Sainiks he created whom Singh cannot compete with. Kripashankar Singh should keep his legal and illegal income with him and not dare to challenge Sena chief on the basis of it, said Raut.