Raj Thackeray on Tuesday defended himself by saying that he had done no wrong for the State Election Commission (SEC) to warn him against criticising it. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief also continued his verbal tirade against North Indians, pointing out that the accused of the 13/7 bombings hailed from Bihar.
“My claim of outsiders carrying out terror attacks has been vindicated by these arrests. The government ignored my warnings and chose to criticise me,” Thackeray said.
Referring to the SEC’s warning, he said: “I did not insult the election commission, I only questioned their decision to pardon Ajit Pawar. It would become a fashion for politicians to break rules and then apologise for it.”
Pawar did the bhoomi pujan for the construction of a flyover on the old Pune-Mumbai national highway after the election code of conduct, which prohibits such activity, came into effect.
On a different note, Thackeray said he had not called his estranged uncle Bal Thackeray to wish him on his birthday on Monday, but said his best wishes were with him. “I did not call him as I doubt whether some people will inform him about my call.”