Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 15 (ANI): The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief, Raj Thackeray, has accused Uddhav Thackeray of 'horse-trading' after six Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) corporators of his party walked over to the latter's Shiv Sena.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Raj Thackeray said, "Uddhav and his men have played a dirty game using money."
Backing his claims of the deflected corporators being lured by the Shiv Sena, Thackeray alleged that the rival party gave Rs. 5 crore to each corporator and questioned, "Where did the Shiv Sena get Rs. 30 crore from?
Recalling Bal Thackeray, the founding father of the Shiv Sena, Raj said, "Balasaheb never taught this dirty politics to the Shiv Sena."
The MNS chief further mentioned that he had quit Uddhav's party because of the dirty politics the party has resorted to.
Raj stated, "The Shiv Sena has got nothing to do with Marathi. You know who they work for. They are more interested in acquiring the Mayor's house under the garb of making it Balasaheb's memorial."
He further warned Shiv Sena of consequences saying, "Now no clap, only slap."
Raj also informed that the MNS has also written to the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau and other concerned authorities demanding a suitable inquiry into the matter.
The six BMC corporators of the MNS -Archana S. Bhalerao, Parmeshwar T. Kadam, Ashwini A. Matekar, Dattaram S. Narvankar, Harshala A. More and Dilip B. Lande - had drifted to the Shiv Sena, on Friday.
With the recent deflection, the Shiv Sena now has 91 corporators while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has 82 representatives in the 227-member BMC. (ANI)