New Delhi: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday likened Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena to a “breed of dog” which doesn’t know which way to look. Speaking to news agency ANI, Raj Thackeray said that same if the situation with Shiv Sena as it doesn’t know what they are supposed to do. Also Read - From West to East: Maharashtra’s Ruling Shiv Sena to Contest West Bengal Polls This Year
Raj Thackeray’s remarks came after Shiv Sena said that the Bharat Bandh was a failure. “There’s a breed of dog which doesn’t know which way to look at. Same is Shiv Sena’s situation. When their money gets stuck, they talk of stepping out of the alliance, when their work is done, they go silent,” Raj Thackeray said. Also Read - Maharashtra Government Reduces Security Cover of Devendra Fadnavis, Raj Thackeray, Other BJP Leaders | Here's Who Gets What Now
Attacking Shiv Sena apparently for not supporting the Bharat Bandh, which was called to protest against the rising petrol and diesel prices, the MNS chief added that all the Shiv Sena did was writing an editorial on the hike in fuel prices. Also Read - PMC Bank Fraud Case: ED Summons Sanjay Raut's Wife Varsha on January 11
“Nation has been seeing this for last 4 years. All they did was write an editorial on prices of diesel and petrol. They’ve no role left to play. They don’t know what they’re supposed to do. No need to give them importance,” he said, news agency ANI reported.
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna took a jibe at the opposition saying the nationwide shutdown against the rising fuel prices should not look like a sudden act undertaken after waking up from a “long sleep”.
“We have been carrying the burden of opposition leaders so far and we now want to see the strength of the opposition. People’s interests are protected when opposition parties perform (their duty) with efficiency,” the Sena said in an editorial published in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
The Sena said that the people may ask its stand on joining Bharat Bandh. Responding to its own question, the party said that it wanted to see the strength of the opposition on key issues. “The people of this country have been watching closely how inflation is rising and petrol and diesel prices are escalating,” the editorial said.
“Hopefully, the bandh should not look like the opposition has suddenly woken up from a long sleep on peoples issues and called for the bandh,” the Sena publication said, adding, “Let some in the opposition parties realise where exactly they stand when it comes to peoples issues.”