Thackeray claims terror threat to b`day celebrations

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 13:08

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Saturday said there was a terror threat to the party workers` rally
being organised here on Sunday on the occasion of his birthday.

"Police have got information that taking advantage of the
crowd, terrorists are planning another attack like 26/11 on my
birthday," 84-year-old Thackeray was quoted as saying in party
mouthpiece `Saamana` today.

Meanwhile, Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said a Joint
Commissioner of Police had informed about the terror threat to
the rally. "Thackeray will not attend tomorrow`s rally being
held at the Shanmukhanand Hall but Sena Executive President
Uddhav Thackeray would attend it," he said.

"You people (party workers) congregate in large numbers
due to your love for me. But care would have to be taken to
ensure that no one gets into the crowd and does any untoward
thing," Thackeray said.

"I am always eager to meet you but I can`t," the Sena
patriarch added.

PTI




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