Mumbai: Estranged Thackeray cousins were
locked in a nasty spat on Tuesday with Uddhav calling Raj disloyal
after he took potshots at the Shiv Sena executive president.
"Compared to such `namak haram`(disloyal) animals, it
is better to photograph loyal animals in the jungle," Uddhav
Thackeray told reporters.
He was responding to newsmen`s questions on Raj
Thackeray`s remarks yesterday that Uddhav should concentrate
on clicking the potholes that dot the city, instead of
photographing wild animals. The Mumbai civic body is
controlled by the Sena-BJP combine.
"What would someone who has committed the sin of
breaking the unity of the Marathi people understand about love
of animals," Uddhav said in a sharp riposte.
"Raj went to the Sir JJ School of Art but never
completed his education. Had he completed the course, he
would have understood camera and photography," Uddhav said.
It was not for the first time that Raj commented on
Uddhav`s penchant for photography. In May last year, Raj had
acknowledged that Uddhav was a `great photographer`.
"No questions about his photography skills.. Uddhav is
a great photographer," Raj had said, leading to speculation on
whether he was indirectly trying to play down Uddhav`s role as
a politician by focusing only on his expertise as a lensman.
Raj quit Shiv Sena on December 18, 2005 and three
months later, announced formation of his new party.