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Thackeray backs Advani on comments about UPA govt

Last Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 14:26

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray, who had criticised senior BJP leader LK Advani for his controversial blog, on Saturday supported him on the `illegitimate` UPA government comment.

"In democracy, some words may have been termed unparliamentary and Advani had to swallow them, but the truth won`t be suppressed because of that," Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece, `Saamana`.

"It may have been a slip of tongue but the bitter Truth came out of Advani`s mouth," Thackeray said. It is not as if there was a need (for Advani) to swallow those words later, he added.

Thackeray lauded Advani`s speech on the Assam issue, saying illegal immigration was encouraged by the Congress for vote-bank politics and is to blame for the violence in that state.

The UPA-II government was illegitimate, Thackeray said, adding it was using the CBI illegally.

Earlier this week, in hard-hitting comments, Thackeray asserted that Advani`s musings on the outcome of the 2014 polls in his blog was "demoralising" for opposition NDA and likened the assessment to an Army General saying before a war that there is no guarantee on the outcome.

"This is like a General saying before a war that there is no guarantee on the outcome and demoralising the entire Army," Thackeray had said in `Saamana`.


First Published: Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 14:24
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