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Raj Thackeray warns Uddhav for ‘buying’ MNS corporators

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday warned his cousin Uddhav Thackeray that he would have to pay for indulging in ‘dirty’ politics after six of his corporators in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) defected to the Shiv Sena.

He also alleged that the Sena bought his corporators at the price of Rs 30 crore with each corporator getting Rs 5 crore.

“I never expected such dirty act from the Shiv Sena. I will never forget their act and they will realise the consequences in future,” Raj Thackeray said at a press conference here.

He said the Sena was deliberately spreading misinformation that he facilitated the entry of the six corporators to the Sena to counter the BJP. “The Sena is feeling guilty and hence it is spreading such misleading information. Why six, I would have sent all seven to them…. Balasaheb (Sena founder) never taught us such politics,” he said.

He also questioned the Shiv Sena’s source of funds to get his corporators. “Where did the Sena get this money to buy our corporators?” he questioned.

The MNS on Friday suffered a severe setback as six of its seven corporators in BMC joined the Shiv Sena.

This came a day after the Sena lost the Bhandup by-election to the BJP where the later taunted it saying it was just matter of months, when it will displace the Sena and become numero uno in the BMC

Following the defection of MNS corporators, the Shiv Sena’s strength in BMC has gone up from 84 to 90 corporators. They also have the support of four independents. The BJP has 82 corporators in the BMC.

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