Uddhav on Tuesday, Feb 26 wrote an article on the party mouthpiece 'Samana' where he reportedly slammed Raj for his statement on Modi.
Taking a dig at Raj, Uddhav wrote, "Looking at these statements we feel that the efforts of great Maharasthrian leaders like Shivaji Maharaj, Lokmanya Tilak, Sawarkar, Ambedkar, Shahu Maharaj and Mahatma Phule have gone in vain and that is why people are suggesting to follow leaders from other states."
Raj recently had claimed that Maharashtra leaders should follow the footsteps of the Gujarat Chief Minister. Reacting against MNS leader's suggestion, the newly-appointed chief of Shiv Sena asserted that Maharashtra leaders do not have to learn anything from leaders of other states. He even defended Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.
Uddhav's statement on Raj might worsen the political relations between the duo. Earlier rumours had surfaced saying that the latter might re-join Shiv Sena. However, Raj latter overruled such reports and claimed, "I want to go it alone and win the state on my own."
Raj also rubbished the theory that it was because of the MNS that Marathi votes were getting defeated. He said his party is targeted whenever any Shiv Sena candidate loses an election which is not right. The MNS chief said he didn't need any alliance with anybody and would win the state by himself if the people were with him.