Mumbai, Sep 10: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Monday likened Shiv Sena to a dog who doesn't know which way to look at or what to do. Raj Thackeray made the scathing attack on Shiv Sena while addressing a press conference here. The MNS leader said all that Shiv Sena did on rising petrol and diesel prices was writing editorials.
"There's a breed of dog which doesn't know which way to look at. Same is Shiv Sena's situation. When their money gets stuck, they talk of stepping out of the alliance, when their work is done, they go silent," news agency ANI quoted Raj Thackeray as saying. He said this in response to Shiv Sena's remark that today's Bharat Bandh by opposition parties was a 'failure'.
"Nation has seen this for four yrs. All they did was write editorial on prices of diesel&petrol. They've no role left to play. They don't know what they're supposed to do. No need to give them importance," the MNS chief added. While the MNS supported the Bharat Bandh, called by the Congress over rising fuel prices, Shiv Sena stayed out of the stir.
Shiv Sena said the Congress’s Bharat Bandh failed to generate the desired impact in Maharashtra because the Uddhav Thackeray-led party was not “consulted” over the protest. The dawn to dusk Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and supported by many parties evoked a mixed response across the country. Congress Claims Bharat Bandh a Success, Says Narendra Modi Not Running a Govt But ‘A Profiteering Company’.
While the Congress said the Narendra Modi government is "unnerved" by the protests, the BJP said the call for the shutdown was a "deliberate attempt" to divert public attention from the National Herald case as it knew that Delhi High Court would dismiss on Monday the pleas of Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi against the income tax notice for reassessment of tax returns for the financial year 2011-2012.