Taking political rivalry to the next level, Raj Thackeray, the top boss of Maharastra Navnirman Sena on his birthday cut a cake with the image of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi.
The 48-year-old Maharashtra leader’s action invited very strong reaction from Owaisi’s Hyderabad-based party.
Raj was greeted by his supporters at his residence 'Krishna Kunj' at Dadar in Central Mumbai, where some supporters brought the cake with Owaisi's image on it.
Thackeray has been at loggerheads with Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin over their inflammatory speeches in the past. As per news reports, when the cake was brought to him, he pierced the knife into it, attracting applause.
Owaisi’s AIMIM has been successful in wooing the Muslim vote bank and that is evident from the inroads they have made in Maharashtra politics after they won two seats in the 2014 assembly elections as against just one by Thackeray’s MNS.
The action drew condemnation from AIMIM, whose MLA Waris Pathan demanded action against those who cut the cake.
Raj had targeted Owaisi that triggered a row early this year saying he would not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', even if a knife is put to his throat.
"Come to Maharashtra, I will put a knife to your throat," the MNS chief had said.
(With PTI Inputs)
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