Stung, Sena calls off today's alliance talks
Stung, Sena lashes out at BJP
Mumbai - Stung to the quick by BJP MP Kirit Somaiya's criticism of the Thackerays' dynastic rule, Sena leaders have hit back where it hurts.
The Shiv Sena has called off today's session of the meeting to discuss seat sharing for a possible alliance with the BJP. Sena senior leader Anil Parab hit out this morning publicly saying chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, representing the BJP, should take a clear stand on the issue, failing which an alliance would be worthless.
Somaiya had yesterday taken a dig at the Thackeray family, asking how long the Thackerays intend to rule the party. He added that if an alliance was indeed forged, the Sena would need to accept conditions laid down by the BJP.
Parab has picked up cudgels on the Sena's behalf now. "As a Shiv Sainik, I cannot tolerate insults to my party chief," he said. "The Shiv Sena has never stooped to making personal insults. The chief minister now needs to take a clear stand. We are competent enough to contest elections on our own. We will not tolerate allegations and insults against Uddhav Thackerary," he added.
With the latest volley fired from Matoshree, all eyes are now on Varsha. How will the chief minister respond to this salvo?