Vote for Congress was to get suspension of MLAs lifted: Raj
Raj Thackeray has rejected Shiv Sena`s criticism of MNS for voting in favour of ruling Congress-NCP alliance in the just-concluded Maharashtra Council polls.
Mumbai: Rejecting Shiv Sena`s criticism
of MNS for voting in favour of ruling Congress-NCP alliance in
the just-concluded Maharashtra Council polls, its chief Raj
Thackeray on Saturday said his move was in favour of his party.
"It is important for me to send my four suspended MLAs
back into the Assembly as they were elected by lakhs of
voters. It would be injustice with their constituencies if
they remain out of the House," he told reporters here.
The MNS legislators were suspended in November last
year for attacking Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi in Assembly
for not taking oath in Marathi. On MNS legislators voting for
Congress in the June 10 polls, Raj said "we took whatever step
needed to get suspension of our four MLAs revoked."
Rubbishing Sena`s allegation of vote-for-money during
the polls, Raj questioned the Bal Thackeray-led party`s stand
to support NCP in Pune Municipal Corporation elections.
"Did Sena get money to support NCP in Pune Municipal
Corporation polls despite fighting the elections with their
ally BJP?" he asked.
Raj asked why Sena, which he left in 2005 to float his
own outfit, is silent over MNS`s support to them in the
municipal council polls in Ambernath in adjoining Thane.
Spelling out his stand, he said "no one is my friend
or enemy in politics. I am not bound to anyone and would do
things for the good of my party and Marathi people."