Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has ridiculed Chavan in the Sena's mouthpiece Saamna, questioning Chavan's role as the CM.
"Is Chavan the chief minister of Maharashtra or actor Shah Rukh Khan's bodyguard? If it is the latter, then he should adorn the uniform of a security guard and stand outside Khan's 'Mannat' bungalow here, saluting the passers-by," Thackeray said.
Chiding the Chief Minister for supporting 'Pak-lover Khan', Thackeray asked, "What different work has Chavan done for the last seven-eight days."
"The entire police force has been used as Khan's "slave and domestic help. The only thing that remains is to erect a marble memorial for Kasab and his nine dead accomplices and ask policemen to salute it," the Sena chief added.
Thackeray alleged that Chavan has been "succumbing to vote-bank politics and deploying tight security with AK 47s to ensure that Khan's film release was smooth."
"He arrested thousands of Shiv Sainiks and beat them up till they bled and put them in jail. In the end there was no place remaining in jail. For one Khan, how weak and helpless the chief minister has become," Thackeray said.