Raj Thackeray ticks of Shiv Sena over alliances

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray said he was a "political bachelor" and does not need any "alliance".

Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 22:15 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in an apparent dig at Shiv Sena, which has forged an alliance with RPI apart from BJP, on Sunday said he was a "political bachelor" and does not need any "alliance".

"Politically I am a bachelor since nobody wants to
have an alliance with me unlike some others who need two
partners. There is no point in registering my name anywhere,"
he said on the sidelines of the launch of a matrimonial site
at a suburban hotel this evening.

Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who was also invited
for the function quipped, "after coming here, I was told about
the matrimony site launch. Anyway, the site is of no use to me
or Raj. May be our children can benefit from it".

Both Deshmukh and Raj were unaware of each other`s
presence before they bumped into each other at the launch of
"Saathiya" which is the brainchild of MNS spokesman Shirish
Parkar and Sangeet Date, son of veteran singer Arun Date.

Deshmukh said he had come for the function to wish the
singer on his 50th wedding anniversary which fell yesterday.

The MNS chief said he was not aware that Deshmukh
would be attending the function.

"I asked Sangeet Date why a good Marathi name was not
found for the website. He told me that the site was global. I
want to tell him that they should focus on getting Marathi
girls and boys married in good families first," Raj said.
Shiv Sena has roped in RPI in its alliance with BJP in
view of the upcoming civic body polls in the state.

PTI