Shivaji memorial is on, says Uddhav

Responding to his father and Sena supremo Bal Thackeray’s description of the plan as “stupid” in an interview to the party mouthpiece Saamna, Uddhav asserted that the comments were misunderstood.

“He was merely criticising the shoddy implementation and the false promises of the Congress-NCP government about the project, which was done to merely woo the voters,” Uddhav said.

Asked if the Congress-NCP government is using the memorial to win votes in the October 13 Assembly elections, the 83-year-old leader had said: “Yes, definitely. Like the former chief minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced free electricity for farmers on the eve of elections but reneged on the promise, the proposed Shivaji memorial would go the same way,” he had said.

The Congress launched a scathing criticism against the Shiv Sena, putting one of its former leaders Narayan Rane in front to lead the charge.

Narayan Rane said the Shiv Sena had no business to tell if the memorial should be built or not.
“The memorial will be built. That is the wish of the people,” Rane said.

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