Former Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray launched a scathing attack on Saturday, accusing those “high on power” of bulldozing a local-level office (shakha) of the Shiv Sena (UBT). Thackeray made the fiery statement during a visit to Mumbra, where the shakha was reportedly razed on November 2, in a veiled attack on the Shiv Sena faction led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
Thackeray, without directly naming anyone, vowed to confront the alleged arrogance of the rival faction in the upcoming polls. He declared, “Those who are high on power bulldozed the shakha. I have come here to show you the bulldozer. Our posters were torn. We will tear your arrogance into pieces in the polls.”
The former Chief Minister intended to visit the site of the demolished shakha but was reportedly prevented from doing so by the police, citing security concerns. The tense situation at the site saw supporters from both factions clashing, with the police working hard to maintain order.
Despite being accompanied by a significant number of supporters, Thackeray faced opposition from the Shinde faction’s supporters, who chanted slogans and waved black flags, urging him to leave the area.
In response to the incident, Thackeray expressed concern about the state of administration, stating, “The entire Maharashtra is seeing that the administration has become desperate. If something had happened here today, Maharashtra would have lost its glory. Those who enjoy the seat of power have already disgraced Maharashtra.”
The political tension between the factions within the Shiv Sena is escalating as the political landscape in Maharashtra heats up. The upcoming polls are expected to be closely contested, with each faction vying for control and supremacy within the party. The incident in Mumbra adds a new layer of intensity to the political dynamics in the state.