Thane: Tension between the 2 Shiv Sena factions continues

Times of India | 1 week ago | 20-11-2022 | 08:49 am

Thane: Tension between the 2 Shiv Sena factions continues

THANE: The tension between the two factions of the Shiv Sena in Thane is unlikely to settle down soon with the Uddhav Thackeray faction now alleging Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his camp to have triggered last week’s violence outside Shrinagar police station. The Shinde camp has refuted the allegations. It may be recalled that members of the two factions clashed late on Monday in the Bhatwadi area of Kisan Nagar following which the police intervened and further tension settled. A mob, apparently Shinde supporters, later gathered outside the Shrinagar police station in the wee hours of Tuesday where the Thackeray camp leaders and their activists were waiting. The faction clashed again following which the police had to resort to lathi charge. MP Rajan Vichare of Shiv Sena Thackeray faction told the media late Friday, “I suspect the CM and his team had planned the attacks. A mob that was over 1,000 surrounded us and threatened us while we were inside the police station. This cannot be done without the support of senior leaders. It seems the move to reduce my security cover recently was deliberate,” accused Vichare while talking to the media. The Shiv Sena, Shinde faction, rubbished the allegations. “It is evident that the Thackeray faction is scared of Shinde sahib and has lost their peace which is why they are making such baseless allegations. It was their workers who abused our party colleague first. We learnt from locals that the senior leaders from the Thackeray camp escaped from the scene leaving their activists behind,” said Naresh Mhaske, spokesperson of the Shinde faction.


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