This year Ravan is different: Uddhav takes jibe at Eknath Shinde at Dussehra rally

At a Dussehra rally, Uddhav Thackeray hit out at Eknath Shinde, saying the rebels can’t wipe the tag of ‘gaddar’ (traitor) in this birth.

Uddhav Thackeray addressing the crowd at Shivaji Park in Dadar in central Mumbai. (Photo: Screengrab)

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday hit out at the party’s rebel faction leader Eknath Shinde, saying the rebels can’t wipe away the tag of ‘gaddar’ (traitor) in this birth.

“This year Ravan is different. Khokasur Ravan aur Dhokhasur Ravan hai (corrupt Ravan and disloyal Ravan),” Uddhav Thackeray said while addressing a crowd gathered for the party’s Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

“I will call them (rebels) gaddar only. In this birth, they can’t wipe this tag. Earlier, people said Shiv Sena would be over. Now looking at the crowd, they are saying traitors will be wiped out. This crowd is not here for money,” Uddhav Thackeray said.

Uddhav Thackeray claimed that when he was hospitalised, the people he gave the responsibility of the state became ‘Katappa’ (traitors) and betrayed him. “They were cutting me and thinking that I would never return from hospital,” he said.


Uddhav Thackeray also took potshots at former ally BJP, saying he joined the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance with the Congress and the NCP because the saffron party betrayed him.

“I allied with Congress and NCP to teach a lesson to BJP which backstabbed me,” Uddhav Thackeray said.

“Amit Shah said a two-and-a-half-year CM had been decided. I swear by Balasaheb Thackeray and tell you it was decided,” he added, referring to the reason behind the fallout of Shiv Sena’s alliance with the BJP in Maharashtra.

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