Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray have been engaged in a war of words in recent times over various issues. CreditIng for ‘saving Aarey’ or development works like a football ground, open garden and promenade in suburban Bandra to opposing stands on the Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor and Mumbai nightlife, the duo has been engaged in a bitter and public spat.
In the latest move that indicates that all is not well among the ruling partners ahead of the crucial BMC polls, Mr Shelar on Monday launched a veiled attack on Jr. Thackeray.
“The understanding of politics of some people is limited to peg, penguin and party,” he said referring to Aaditya, son of Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray. “They (Aaditya) speak of night bazaar and rooftop parties. I wish them all the best,” Mr Shelar said.
Aaditya’s idea to bring ‘Humboldt penguins’ to Mumbai had come under the scrutiny after one of the penguins died at the Byculla zoo last week, prompting animal activists and opposition parties to question the decision to import the flightless birds to the city.