Mogambo Khush Hua, says Uddhav Thackeray after the Shinde faction gets party name and election symboltext_fields
Mumbai: Shiv Sena faction chief Uddhav Thackeray used the popular Bollywood line 'Mogambo khush hua' to imply that BJP is to blame for his faction losing the party name and election symbol to the Shinde faction. Earlier, the Election Commission said the Shinde faction will get the Shiv Sena party name and election symbol.
Speaking at a public meeting in Andheri, he said "Yesterday, someone (Amit Shah) came to Pune. He asked how things are going in Maharashtra. Then someone said it was a very good day, because the name and symbol of Shiv Sena were given to the slaves who came with us. So he (Mr Shah) said very well, Mogambo khush hua," reported NDTV.
Former Maharashtra CM and Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray is planning to challenge the EC's decision in Supreme Court for his father Balasaheb Thackeray's legacy.
"These are the Mogambos of today. Like the original Mogambo, they want people to fight among each other, so they can enjoy power," he added. He also claimed that the EC's decision is a "good thing" because it has "enraged the people". "They turned me out of my own house and the verdict went in the favour of thieves. If they are allowed to get away with it, this can be repeated with any other party."
Addressing the BJP's allegations that Thackeray surrendered "at the feet of NCP chief Sharad Pawar" to become CM, he said: "Mogambo said I was licking the feet of the Congress and the NCP for the CM post. Now after what they have done, who knows who is licking what… How about when you were sitting with Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (the former chief of Jammu and Kashmir's People's Democratic Party)."
"You want my father's face but not his son. The son that was with you. I challenge them to come in front of me with the stolen bow and arrow. I have the mashaal (torch) and we will see what happens… They may have stolen the bow and arrow, but Ram is with me," he further said.
The Supreme Court will hear the matter next Tuesday.