Mumbai: Launching a vitriolic attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said threatening language will not be tolerated and will be given a befitting reply.
“There is dialogue in a film … ‘thappad se dar nahi lagta’…. nobody should speak the language of slapping us. We would give one tight slap to that person so that he will not be able to stand…,” he said while recalling a dialogue from Salman Khan starrer Bollywood film ‘Dabbang’.
Thackeray’s remarks came as BJP MLC Prasad Lad had earlier reportedly said “the Shiv Sena Bhavan would be demolished if needed”.
“Whenever I come here a huge police force is deployed. The Shiv Sena fears we will demolish their Sena Bhavan. Well, if the time comes we can do that too…,” he reportedly said while addressing the BJP workers at the party office in Mahim earlier on Saturday.
He, however, later withdrew the comment and expressed regret that the media had presented his point out of context.
Meanwhile, former Maharashtra chief minister and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis while reacting to the MLC’s remarks on Sunday said there is absolutely no room for destructive politics in the BJP, adding the party does not subscribe to such ideas.
Asserting the BJP has its own constructive and development-oriented ideology and style of work, he said: “We don’t believe in ‘tod-phod’ politics. It is not part of BJP culture.”