Nana Patekar proposes, Raj Thackeray disposes
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 21:34
Mumbai: When a person of the stature of Nana Patekar suggested a 'reunion' of estranged cousins Raj and Uddhav Thackeray, all were eager to hear what the cousins themselves had to say.

Speaking at a function in the suburbs on Tuesday night, Patekar suggested that the Thackeray cousins 'come together again' for the sake of Marathi people.

But on Wednesday, MNS chief Raj Thackeray dismissed the suggestion, rebuking Patekar for 'poking his nose' into affairs which didn't concern him.

"I respect Nana, both as an artiste and a person. But one should not get into the things which one does not understand," Raj said, talking to reporters here. "One should not poke his nose into other things."

"Marathi people have been voting for me in such large numbers. It is because they like something about us," Raj said.

Last year, in an initiative called 'Mazi Chalval Mi Maharashtracha' (My Movement, I Belong To Maharashtra), a senior Shiv Sainik from Worli in central Mumbai had launched a 'Thackeray Jodo' campaign, to bring the cousins together, but it failed.

Raj Thackeray quit Shiv Sena to form his own party in 2005, following power struggle between him and Uddhav.


First Published: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 21:34

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