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