Girgaum - The actual fight has begun and it is not a friendly match but a battle for our pride. You have lost a true friend who used to stand behind you in the time of need. The national president says that it is a friendly match but some lesser known leaders and activists are terming our fight with the BJP as Mahabharat, said Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray while launching the campaign of his party for the BMC election at Girgaum on Saturday.
Addressing the rally held at Chira Bazar in Thakurdwar locality here, Thackeray launched a scathing attack on the BJP. He challenged the BJP by saying, “We are claiming the credit for works we’ve carried out in Mumbai. If you have guts then talk on our works and prove them false.” He also said that chief minister Devendra Fadnavis needs to be given thanks for leading Shiv Sena to victory as those who oppose the Sena lose their political clout. The veil of the BJP on transparency has been torn by the Centre’s Economic Survey and now they have fallen flat on their faces. Chief minister says that he wants to the change of guard in the BMC but he should not be in a hurry as there is a time of two years for this (state assembly elections). If you are so eager to see the change then hold the general elections right now and see the real change, he said obliquely.
Thackeray also lashed at Congress by saying that those who are destined to go in the pit see the potholes on the roads.
The Sena chief also appreciated and congratulated Marathi litterateur Shripal Sabnis for standing for the United Maharashtra.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Arvind Bhosale vowed not to wear footwear till the BMC elections are over. Former MNS corporator Dilip Naik and many NCP workers and office-bearers joined Shiv Sena in this meeting.