Bal Thackeray, Anna Hazare in war of words

Bal Thackeray warned Anna Hazare not to indulge in `enmity`, after the Gandhian, alluded to Thackeray`s old age.

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray
on Friday warned Anna Hazare not to indulge in `enmity`, after
the Gandhian, responding to the Sena chief`s remarks
yesterday, alluded to Thackeray`s old age.

"You are younger to me. This childishness does not
behove you," Thackeray said, after the anti-corruption
crusader riled him over his remarks at the Sena`s annual
Dussehra rally here yesterday.

During his speech, Thackeray (85) had termed Hazare`s
anti-corruption movement a joke. "Anna, corruption will not
end in this country. Big fish are involved in this. Your net
will get torn, but these fish will not be caught," he said.

Responding to the Sena chief`s remarks, Hazare (74)
had alluded to Thackeray`s age.

In a statement issued here today, Thackeray said, "we
can give a befitting reply to what Anna has said, because we
are not Gandhian. Because you mentioned my rising age, let me
tell you that you are younger to me and this childishness does
not behove you."

"Don`t unnecessarily have enmity with us," Thackeray
warned Hazare.


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