Mumbai, Oct 1: Raj Thackeray's 'hollow sympathy' magic didn't work on Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. Thackeray rubbished Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief's sympathical support for him over the Lok Sabha's privileges committee summons issue. He said Raj need not bother over the issue.
In an editorial of Sena's mouthpiece Saamna, Thackeray said "We are competent to tackle the case. You should not worry". Raj has threatened not to allow officials and people's representative from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to enter Mumbai if the committee summons Thackeray in a breach of privilege case. "The MNS people are now worrying about my age and health. But health is the same as it was when Raj left the Sena", Thackeray said.
The Sena chief compared the pain and anguish caused to him by blood relations' to Shivaji Maharaj's struggles with his kin. "Shivaji's own people back stabbed him. I am also sharing the same fate so much that there is no space on my back to accept further backstabbing," he said.
"When Raj was born, I was in prison over the boundary row. So the path of struggle is not new to me," he said. Thackeray said that now Raj is showing love for Marathi and for himself. Where was his love and dedication when he left the Sena, the cohesive force of Marathi people and formed his own party?", he asked.
Thackeray referred to a Mahabharat story where Lord Krishna's progeny was responsible for killing Krishna and the yadavas.