Mumbai Police on Friday registered a case against 50-60 unidentified people in connection with the clash between supporters of Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena (UBT) at the memorial of party founder late Bal Thackeray on Thursday. , However, no one has been arrested yet in the incident.
Shiv Sena workers were heard shouting that the party was theirs, while those loyal to Uddhav Thackeray raised slogans of “traitors go back”.
When Chief Minister Shinde reached the memorial at Shivaji Park in Dadar to pay tribute to Bal Thackeray on his 11th death anniversary, a clash broke out between the two groups.
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According to PTI report, after the incident, Shinde said, “It is everyone’s responsibility to maintain law and order. I pay homage a day earlier to ensure that there is no law and order problem. I wish peace.” Condemn the attempt to disrupt.”
“After I left, (Shiv Sena (UBT) leaders Anil Desai and Anil Parab came with supporters and raised slogans against me. An unnecessary attempt was made to disrupt peace,” he said.
Shiv Sena spokesperson Krishna Hegde also targeted the Uddhav Thackeray faction and said, “Balasaheb Thackeray belongs to everyone and everyone can pay tribute to him. This incident was unnecessary.”
He said, “It was unnecessary. Balasaheb Thackeray belongs to everyone and everyone can pay tribute to him. If they (Uddhav camp) really want to show respect to Balasaheb Thackeray, they will have to follow his ideology first.”
Shiv Sena split in June last year after Shinde’s rebellion and both factions have since been trying to claim the legacy of Bal Thackeray, who is also called the ‘Hindu Hriday Samrat’ by his supporters.