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`Govt prevented SRK-Thackeray meeting`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 09:50

Mumbai: As the stand-off between Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Government continues ahead of Friday’s release of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer `My Name is Khan`, the Sena today claimed the state government prevented a meeting between party chief Bal Thackeray and the actor.

"Khan had expressed willingness to meet Thackeray
after his US trip to resolve the issue. However, the ruling
Congress-NCP combine foiled the bid, saying the government was
capable of tackling the Shiv Sainiks," Shiv Sena said in the
party mouthpiece `Saamana`.

"SRK has now declared in Abu Dhabi that he would be
meeting Thackeray to ensure smooth release of his film in
Maharashtra," the newspaper said.

Meanwhile, in an editorial titled `My Name is Ashok
Khan`, Saamana flayed Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan,
saying he was siding with Khan, "a Pakistan lover", to retain
his chief ministerial chair.

"Produce a film `My Name is Kasab` and hand over the
nationalist youth opposing it, to Pakistan. Ashok Khan, we are
sure you will do it," the editorial said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 09:50

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