Is `Raksha Bandhan` also superstition?: Uddhav to Pawar
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray hit back at NCP`s Sharad Pawar after he took swipe at `shiv bandhan` initiative and wondered whether NCP will oppose `Raksha bandhan` under Anti-Superstition Act.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday hit back at NCP chief Sharad Pawar after the latter took a swipe at the saffron party`s `shiv bandhan` initiative and wondered whether NCP will oppose `Raksha bandhan` festival and bring it under the Anti-Superstition Act.
"Those who have cheated people throughout will never understand the difference between `ganda` (thread tied around the wrist) and bandhan...Will the festival of `Raksha Bandhan` be brought under the anti-superstition act?...If that happens we will oppose the act," Uddhav said.
His comments came a day after Pawar ridiculed the initiative wherein Sena workers on the occasion of late Bal Thackeray`s birth anniversary on January 23 tied a "shiv bandhan" thread to remain loyal to the party and overthrow the Congress-NCP government in the state.
Scoffing the `shiv bandhan` drive, Pawar had said, "this was violation of the anti-superstition act and I am waiting to see what action the government takes".