New Delhi: The Thane Municipal Corporation has decided to shift its salary accounts from Axis bank to a nationalised bank following a war of words in Twitter between Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi and Amruta Fadnavis, wife of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. Amruta is a banker and holds a senior position in Axis Bank. The bank may also lose the accounts of Maharashtra police department as the government is mulling over it as well.
Priyanka Chaturvedi and Amruta Fadnavis have been sparring with each other for quite some time, the recent one being over Rahul Gandhi’s ‘I am not Savarkar’ comment.
Following Rahul Gandhi’s comment, Devendra Fadnavis tweeted that not only Savarkar, one can’t become Gandhi by just keeping the surname. Retweeting it, Amruta wrote that likewise, one can’t become a Thackeray just by the virtue of the surname. Priyanka Chaturvedi gave a sharp reply that CM Uddhav (Thackeray) is living up to his surname.
Another bout of a fight took place between the duo over Aurangabad Municipal Corporation’s decision to chop 1,000 trees in Aurangabad for a Bal Thackeray memorial at Priyadarshini Park. Amruta took to Twitter to slam the decision as Sena earned a good name as tree saviour for stopping Aarey tree chopping. “Hypocrisy is a disease,” she wrote. Priyanka replied that “compulsive lying” is a bigger disease and no a single tree will be cut for the memorial.
It was alleged several times in the past that Devendra Fadnavis favoured opening accounts with Axis Bank. However, the police salary accounts reportedly were with Axis Bank since 2005.