Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep 12 (NT): The Shiv Sena on Wednesday launched an attack on the grand old Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party, asserting that the party needs their hold up for making the Bharat Bandh call successful in Maharashtra.
In the course of its mouthpiece, Saamna, the Uddhav Thackrey-led party stated that the Bharat Band was failed in Maharashtra, adding that it would have been successful, if it had the Sena support.
They further alleged that the Congress did not support Sena when needed during the Palghar polls.
"In Palghar, the Congress and other left parties gave their candidates against Shiv Sena and the BJP won the elections. If Congress would have supported Shiv Sena candidate against BJP, Palghar result would have been different, like Bhandara Gondia," the Shiv Sena Saamna read .
The Sena also stated that they would have been glad had the Bharat Bandh been thriving as it was in the interest of the common man, adding that former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan alleging the Sena of double standards was wide of the mark.
On Tuesday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray likened Shiv Sena to a dog after the latter asserted that the 'Bharat Bandh' was unsuccessful in the state.
"There is a breed of dog which doesn't know which way to look at. Same is Shiv Sena's situation. When their money gets stuck, they talk of stepping out of the alliance, when their work is done, they go silent," the MNS chief was quoted by the leading news agency ANI.
Worth mention here the MNS had supported the country wide strike that was called in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Pune, Nashik and others areas of Maharashtra. (NT)