Mumbai, Oct 30 (UNI) The two-year-old sibling feud in Thackeray family has taken a new turn after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray levelled allegations that a conspiracy was hatched to eliminate him during the Malvan by-election in 2005.
Taking on his 40-year-old nephew, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray tonight described Raj's allegations as ''unfortunate''.
Yesterday, while addressing a public meeting at Thane, Raj had alleged that a plan was hatched to eliminate him during the Malvan by-election held in 2005. So he had kept himself away from the pre-poll campaigning despite being in Shiv Sena.
Malvan by-election was necessitated following the resignation of Narayan Rane from Shiv Sena.
In a statement issued here tonight, Mr Thackeray wondered how Raj Thackeray could reach so low.
Recalling more than a decade-old allegation levelled against Raj that he was involved in Ramesh Kini case, Sena supremo said at that time, his son Uddhav had stood by his cousin (Raj) and had said the Sainiks would never get involved in such activities.