After Sena chief, son disowns Saamna editorial

The piece attacked Gujarati community in Mumbai

Updated - November 16, 2021 07:15 pm IST

Published - May 06, 2014 12:42 pm IST - MUMBAI:

Close on the heels of his father Uddhav Thackeray’s clarification, Aaditya has publicly disowned an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamna , which attacked the Gujarati community in Mumbai.

Referring to an “attempt to sabotage” the bond between the Sena and the community, the junior Thackeray on Monday said he wanted to put the controversy to “rest.”

“… we seek or make no difference between us and the Gujarati community of Mumbai and neither endorse such views by anyone as those of the party or the leadership.”

The editorial on Thursday lashed out at Gujarati traders for not participating in Maharashtra Day celebrations on May 1 and accused them of exploiting the city for personal gain.

According to Sena sources, Aaditya’s decision to publicly disown his own newspaper’s editorial came after strong reactions from Gujaratis.

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