MNS voted for Cong to get suspension of MLAs lifted: Raj
Rejecting Shiv Sena's criticism for voting in favour of Congress-NCP alliance in the Maharashtra Legislative Council polls, MNS chief Raj Thackeray today said the idea was to ensure that his four suspended MLAs entered the Upper House.mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2010 14:48 IST
Rejecting Shiv Sena's criticism for voting in favour of Congress-NCP alliance in the Maharashtra Legislative Council polls, MNS chief Raj Thackeray today said the idea was to ensure that his four suspended MLAs entered the Upper House.
"It is important for me to send my four suspended MLAs back to the legislature as they were elected (to the state Assembly) by lakhs of voters. It would be injustice to their constituencies if they remain out of the House," he told reporters in Mumbai.
The MNS MLAs were suspended in November last year for attacking SP MLA Abu Azmi in the Assembly for taking oath in Hindi.
On MNS MLAs voting for Congress in the June 10 biennial polls to the Legislative Council, Thackeray said, "We took whatever step was needed to get suspension of our four MLAs revoked."
Rubbishing Sena's allegation of vote-for-money during the polls, he questioned Shiv Sena's stand to support NCP in Pune Municipal Corporation elections.
"Did Sena get money to support NCP in Pune Municipal Corporation polls despite fighting the elections with their ally BJP?" he asked.
He also asked why Sena, which he left in 2005 to float his own outfit, is silent over MNS support to them in the municipal council polls in Ambernath in adjoining Thane.
Spelling out his stand, he said, "No one is my friend or enemy in politics. I am not bound to anyone and would do things for the good of my party and Marathi people."
First Published: Jun 12, 2010 14:46 IST