We made Raj big: Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray took a swipe at his estranged cousin and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, saying the Sena made him big.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 22:50 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav
Thackeray on Thursday took a swipe at his estranged cousin and MNS
chief Raj Thackeray, saying the Sena made him big.

"Raj Thackeray was born into our family. We made him big.
My mother fed him. But he turned his back on the house he was
born into," Uddhav said.

Earlier, the MNS chief had attacked Shiv Sena saying that
Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam had risen in the politics only due
to the Sena.

Nirupam`s recent remark that north Indians in Mumbai can
bring the city to halt has triggered a war of words between
him, Sena, MNS and fellow leaders of north Indian origin.

Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh has endorsed
Nirupam`s statement. Commenting on that, Uddhav said that he
had been to Singh`s residence only once, during Ganesh
festival. But post 2009 Assembly polls, an MNS MLA and
Kripashankar had celebrated Holi festival together.

Uddhav also claimed that during the 1992-93 Mumbai riots,
Shiv Sena had protected the north Indian Hindus in the city.

PTI