Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray has launched a stunning attack against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that he felt like hitting the latter with his own footwear (chappals).
Thackeray was visibly upset that Adityanath had not removed his footwear while garlanding a photo of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji. He said, “He garlanded (photo of) Shivaji Maharaj while wearing chappals. I felt like taking the same chappals and hitting his face with it.”
Thackeray did not stop here. He went to add, “He is no yogi, he is a bhogi. Had he been a yogi, he would have given up everything and gone and sat in a cave. But he has gone and sat in the CM’s chair.”
Later reacting to Thackeray’s outburst, Adityanath said that he did not need to learn mannerism from Thackeray. “He doesn’t know the reality.Don’t need to learn manners from Uddhav Thackeray.I have more manners than him & I know how to pay tribute.Don’t need to learn that from him,” he was quoted by ANI.
Adityanath was in Maharashtra’s Palghar recently to campaign for the BJP candidate ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha bypolls on 28 May. The BJP and Shiv Sena were are in alliance in Maharashtra, but they’ve had strained relationships in the past. The tension between the two party intensified after the Shiv Sena fielded its candidate against the BJP from this constituency.
The seat was won by BJP’s Chintaman Wanga, whose death has necessitated the bypolls here.