Will make sure it is Devendra Fadnavis's last election: Uddhav Thackeray on Mumabai civic body polls

Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that no politics of division would work. He also challenged Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis.

Uddhav Thackeray said he challenged Amit Shah to take BMC elections in month 'if he has guts'.
Uddhav Thackeray said he challenged Amit Shah to take BMC elections in month 'if he has guts'. (FILE)

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that the Dussehra rally would be organised at Shivtirth (Shivaji Park). Referring to the local civic body polls, BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) elections, he said that he was prepared to make sure that it was BJP's 'Devendra Fadnavis's last polls'.

The statement came after the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena on Wednesday moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to hold its annual Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai.

"If today’s crowd is so much, then what will happen at the Dussehra rally? Let me once again tell you that the Dussehra rally will be at Shivtirth (Shivaji park) only," Uddhav Thackeray said.

"I saw Sanjay Raut’s chair today on dias. Let me clarify he has not joined any dependent Sena. He is one of them who will break but will not bow. I also checked if my father's photo was in place. Because these days there is a gang roaming who steals, father. Earlier, I saw a gang that steals children, but this is a new gang."

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Taking a veiled jibe at the CM Eknath Shinde camp, he said, "These traitors went to Surat to eat dhoklas as they couldn’t digest our mirchi ka thechaa (green chillies condiment)."

Referring to the recent arrival of cheetahs in the country and PM Modi welcoming them, the former CM said, "Yes, we brought penguins, but did not click photos with them, despite being a photographer myself."

"They brought cheetahs but did massive marketing," he said.

He also said, "I’m criticised over not leaving home but it was me who was appealing not to leave home during Covid. But now the CM is only roaming. From Surat to Delhi. He is only roaming."

"Blood of Dog is loyal. But if that blood is soaked by insects, it doesn’t become loyal either. These are all insects which have now left us. Let them go," Thackeray said in a veiled jibe at Raj Thackeray.

"Fadnavis said he would fight for the BMC election as it would be the last election. I’ll make sure it is his last election," he said.

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"But I will appeal to all of you to fight as it is our first election. Just like once, Asha Bhosale said that she sings every song as if it is her first song. I want every shakha open and I want each one of you to work in that shakha," he said.

"I’ve heard that the PM is also coming for the BMC election campaign. There is also the home minister, our traitors and also Munnabhai (Raj Thackeray). Now, I am waiting for them all to come and attack us. I challenge Amit Shah to come and fight us. We will show them what war is," he said.

"No politics of division will work now," he said.

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