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Hit ministers with slippers: Sena chief

Continuing his attack on the government, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Saturday appealed to people to hit ministers with slippers.

mumbai Updated: May 01, 2011 01:21 IST
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Continuing his attack on the government, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Saturday appealed to people to hit ministers with slippers.

“Please preserve your slippers for the (corrupt) ministers. The country is moving in uncertain direction. I aspire to see a changed country,” Thackeray said after his son and Sena executive president Uddhav’s book of photographs on the Pandharpur wari (religious gathering at Lord Vitthal’s temple in Pandharpur), was released at Worli’s Jamboree Maidan. Thackeray said he did not need to teach Sena workers how to use their hands. “Sainiks are known for attacking.”

Thackeray took a dig at deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar. “I’ve never indulged in that kind of dadagiri (Pawar is popularly known as Dada and hence his demeanour is called Dadagiri).”

Thackeray also hit out at wrong religious traditions. He said banning women from entering Kolhapur’s Malalaxmi temple was uncalled for. “God is for all.” Last month, the women resisted the move and facilitated their entry in to the temple.

The leader admitted that he disciplined Sena legislators last week for not doing a good job as the Opposition.