Raj Thackeray an 'agent' of Congress-NCP, says Uddhav

Raj Thackeray an 'agent' of Congress-NCP, says Uddhav

Shivsena Executive president Uddhav Thackeray addresses an election capaign rally in Thane on Saturday. PTI

Addressing an election rally here last night, Uddhav said his estranged cousin was "an agent of Congress-NCP, whose only programme is to see that Shiv Sena-BJP combine does not come to power."

Without taking his name, Uddhav termed Raj, who quit the Sena to float his own outfit in 2006, "a power broker".

Listing "failures" of the Congress-NCP, Uddhav said people should themselves examine their performance and decide whom to vote for on October 13.

The voters should decide if they want to repeat the mistake done by them during the last Lok Sabha polls, he said.

Taking a dig at Raj, the Sena leader said he was only indulging in "tamasha" (drama) "which we do not want to do".

At the meeting, MNS leader Satish Pradhan returned to the Sena fold. Pradhan was in Shiv Sena for 40 years and left the party to join NCP first and later MNS.

Two local Congress corporators - H S Patil and his wife - also joined the Shiv Sena on the occasion.