After Chetan Bhagat called AAP the item girl of Indian politics, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray joined the anti-Aam Aadmi Party, chorus labelling Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal “item girl, madari, joker”. He also said that Rakhi Sawant could govern better than Arvind Kejriwal to which Rakhi surprisingly agreed: “Whatever Uddhavji has said is correct.” Talking to a news channel, she also expressed her views on Arvind Kejriwal, she said, “The people of Delhi ave voted Kejriwal to power, he should work for the people and fulfil the promises he made to them and not come on the streets and interfere in law. What he is doing is not right”
Targeting the AAP, Thackeray said that there is no difference between the Aam Aadmi Party and other political parties. In a scathing editorial Friday in the party mouthpiece “Saamana”, Thackeray said over the years, Indian politics has witnessed many “jokers”; starting with Raj Narain, later the antics of Lalu Prasad Yadav, and many others. “However, all of them are left way behind by this mob of mad people, led by Arvind Kejriwal, who have stormed the country’s political scene,” Thackeray, also the publication’s editor, wrote. “The antics of AAP and its leaders, including Kejriwal, have shamed every person calling themselves politicians,” he added.
He said Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti carried out illegal raids in the city and gave unauthorised orders to the police which started the entire fracas in the national capital earlier this week.
Later, Kejriwal staged a dharna which created huge public inconveniences in Delhi; “With such antics, Kejriwal wants to spread chaos around the country; It appears that there could be the involvement of some disruptive forces behind the agitation,” he said. Virtually defending Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, Thackeray said: “As CM, he has not been given licence to spread chaos or speak nonsense against anybody.” Mentioning the insulting remarks against nurses by AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, Thackeray said his (Vishwas) recent jokes on women backfired and he was forced to apologise.
He referred to how die-hard AAP supporters like author Chetan Bhagat are also feeling disheartened after the Kejriwal dramatics – “to many it appears that this mob of madcaps has now become the enemy of the ‘aam aadmi’ (common man)”. “Shinde called (Kejriwal) mad, Bhagat says AAP is like an item girl seeking attention in politics, NCP called AAP a snake; This mob of mad people, led by the monkey-minder (‘Madari’) Kejriwal will not last long,” Thackeray said. IANS