The war of words between Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and his estranged cousin and Sena executive president Uddhav is getting worse with each passing day.
After taking potshots at Uddhav’s photography skills, Raj on Wednesday said he will come out with damning revelations against him on the eve of the coming civic polls. “My small comment created a big furore. Imagine what will happen when I start revealing other details,” said Raj, adding, “I will start my fireworks after Diwali.”
Both Raj and Uddhav have been locked in a bitter verbal battle owing to the upcoming civic elections. While Uddhav is focussing on retaining power in these civic bodies, Raj is looking at increasing his electoral strength.
Responding to Raj’s suggestion that Uddhav take pictures of potholes instead of clicking animals, to which Sena leader said that such a comment is expected from someone like Raj, who could not even complete his education at the JJ School of Arts. “Obviously, he will not be able to understand the importance of camera and photography,” Uddhav said on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Uddhav had slammed Raj’s statement, calling it quite uncalled for. “Instead of looking at potholes on the roads, he should look at the potholes within himself. It is better not to talk about a traitor. It is better to take photos of innocent animals,” Uddhav said.
Responding to Uddhav’s statement where the latter had called him a traitor, MNS chief said, “I have kept that statement in my safe deposit and will surely respond, but at an appropriate moment.”
Raj, who went to Ahmedabad to meet Gujarat CM Narendra Modi during his 72-hour fast, said Uddhav was irritated as Modi was not giving importance to him.
Referring to Raj’s visit, Uddhav reiterated his ties with Modi and said, “When Modi was protesting at the Sardar Sarovar dam, I visited him. Sena chief backed him when others had turned their back on him. Now, everybody wants to get closer to him,” he said.