Mumbai: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray
called for a permit system for Mumbai to curb the influx
"There should be a permit system for Mumbai, like the one
in Russia. There, police keep a record of when someone has
arrived and left your house," he said at a rally on Monday.
Making light of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s
remark that Shiv Sena will become "inconsequential" after the
February 16 Mumbai civic polls, Thackeray said the outfit will
retain power in India`s financial capital.
"Do you have a vanishing cream that you will wish the
Sena away? Our party won`t be finished. Instead, it will be
Congress which will be routed in the poll," he said,
addressing a campaign rally of the Sena-BJP-RPI alliance, in
Almost 80 Senas were formed after our party came into
being, but no one has been able to take our place, he said.
On his friendship with Nationalist Congress Party
(NCP) chief Sharad Pawar, Thackeray said they have been
friends since the time Pawar watched the first Sena rally in
1966 at Shivaji Park, from the sidelines.
However, he targeted senior NCP minister Chhagan Bhujbal
over the the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam.
"Who protected you in the Telgi case?" Thackeray
Thackeray also flayed Sonia Gandhi, calling her "an
Italian woman, who is now ruling us."
The entire Gandhi family, including Rahul, Priyanka,
Robert Vadra and his children participated in the UP poll
campaign, he said.
"I won`t let dynastic rule take place in Sena," Thackeray
Son Uddhav was made the party executive president at the
behest of nephew Raj Thackeray, who was then in the Sena,
while Uddhav`s son Aditya was "chosen" by the college youths
as their leader, he added.