Intensifying his attacks on the Thackeray clan, the BJP leader Ashish Shelar today targeted the Yuva Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, saying the Mumbaikars do not even take note of him as he raises insignificant issues.
“For him (Aditya, son of party president Uddhav Thackeray), the only issues remaining are ‘late night shopping markets and roof-top parties’. For us (BJP), the issues of Mumbai are different and they are: better roads, clean drinking water and effective gutter system. Aditya is identified only with night bazars and dancing at roof top parties,” said Shelar, who heads the city unit of the BJP.
In his rallies for Sena candidates, Aditya has been criticising the estranged ally of his party. Sena and BJP are contesting the high-stake elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), slated for February 21, separately. The counting of votes will be held on February 23. “Mumbaikars have ‘unnoticed’ Aditya Thackeray. I doubt about his seriousness in taking up the Mumbai’s real issues,” Shelar said.