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Aaditya Thackeray reprimands Sena workers after they tonsured man for criticising Uddhav Thackeray

The young Shiv Sena leader asked the party workers to follow the lead of their CM and keep calm in such situations

December 26, 2019 / 02:30 PM IST
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Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray called on party workers on December 24 and reprimanded their way of tackling internet trolls. The Worli MLA’s comments came after Sena workers had tonsured a Wadala resident for rebuking Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Aditya exhorted the Sainiks to keep calm and restrain themselves when it came to handling trolls and to not take law in their hands.

Taking to social media, the young Sena leader wrote: “Learnt of an untoward, angry reaction to a nasty, low life troll, who has used uncivil language towards the Chief Minister’s effort to maintain religious harmony and remove fear from Maharashtra about Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA)”.

He added: “Law and order is a subject of the police and shouldn’t be taken into anyone’s hands.”

On December 20, a Mumbaikar was manhandled and tonsured by the Sainiks for calling the Maharashtra Chief Minister “bald” in a Facebook post. Hiramani Tiwari, 33, who also happens to be a Vishwa Hindu Parishad worker, made the tacit comment after Uddhav Thackeray had compared Delhi Police’s lathicharge on Jamia Millia students with that of the Jallianwala Bagh incident.

However, admonishing the workers, Aaditya said they should emulate their chief minister and try to be as “calm, composed, and aggressive about delivering promises and serving the people”. He added: “…Our answer (to the trolls) is to fulfill our promises… to create jobs and revive the economy… and to silence this chaos, divisions, fear, hate by means of drawing a longer line that works for the people and keep them united.”

Meanwhile, a delegation led by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Tamil Selvan and former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya ensured that an FIR is registered against the Shiv Sena workers for assaulting and insulting the dissenter.
Jagyaseni Biswas
first published: Dec 26, 2019 02:08 pm

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