Criticising the remarks, Uddhav Thackeray, whose party is an ally of the ruling BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said, "I have heard words like 'patak denge' from someone. One who will trounce the Shiv Sena is yet to be born." He was speaking at a public rally in the Worli area here.
Uddhav alleged that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana has more irregularities than the Rafale deal. He asked how many people have received benefits of the government’s crop insurance scheme after paying installments to insurance firms.
In a 45-minute speech in Maharashtra’s most revered temple town, Uddhav Thackeray repeatedly asked how can the Sena be expected to partner with a party that has not kept its promises — on Hindutva and on the agrarian crisis.
Big replicas of Ram, Vitthala, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Balasaheb Thackeray will be erected for the rally at Pandharpur where Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will deliver an address on the construction of the Ram temple.
Sena leaders said the party chief will again raise the issue of construction of Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. “He will also make his intentions clear about the possibility of an alliance,” said a Sena leader.
BJP corporators, MLAs and other BJP leaders in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation gave Sunday’s event a miss. BJP leaders hinted that the Sena’s abrupt plan did not go down well with the party top brass in state.
Two days after the break-up of its 25-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray broke his silence on Saturday September 27 and addressed a rally at the Mahalakshmi Race course in Mumbai.