Is `Raksha Bandhan` also superstition?: Uddhav to Pawar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 22:53

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".

First Published: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 22:53
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