A tug of war has begun on social media between Aaditya Thackeray and Ashish Shelar over claiming credit for the development works in the city.
Even though the BJP and Shiv Sena are having an alliance in the state but both parties compete with each other for taking credit for the developmental work in the city. A tug of war has already begun on social media between Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya and BJP Mumbai President Ashish Shelar over claiming credit for development works like football ground, open garden and promenade in Bandra. Ever since the BJP has come to power in the state with the backing of Shiv Sena the party has been flexing its political muscles and trying to cut Sena to size. On the other hand, Sena has always expressed its displeasure over the functioning of BJP in its mouthpiece Saamna’s editorial. With an eye on the 2017 BMC election the rivalry between both the parties will only increase as they will try to take credit for the work done ..
Aaditya Thackeray president of Yuva Sena tweeted, “I have proposed to MSRDC minister Eknath Shinde (of Shiv Sena) that MSRDC develop an open space for all in its 22 acre plot at Bandra reclamation.”
“The plot is on the other side of road, not near the bay, and can be made and maintained by MSRDC (Maharashtra State Road Develop-ment Corporation) as a playground and open space for everyone.
“The playground would have a natural walking path, lined with trees and open space for kids to play whichever sport they want to,” Aaditya said.
“Within the plot, I have requested that a smaller zone be made into a pet park, children’s play area and flower garden, Called ‘Bandra Ground’,” the Yuva Sena chief added.
On the other Ashish Shelar criticised Aaditya for the credit taken by Shiv Sena for the work done by BJP and he tweeted, “My appeal to Aaditya Thackeray, Give credit where (it is) due. It does not cost a thing. I feel what is going on from your fellows is ‘credit corruption’.”
“What I have learnt in my short period as MLA is that good work sets an example. Sometimes other parties want credit for your work,” the Mumbai BJP chief said.
“I feel awkward settling the score on credits for this MSRDC project. But if we don’t give credit where (it is) due, development will get hurt,” he said.
“This culture of putting your flag, taking post and blatantly stealing credit has brought our state down. We don’t need to inherit this please,” he said.
“Shiv Sena has never done anything like pet theme park, open garden, football,” Shelar said.
Shelar said, on the promenade front, he got all stakeholders together, organised multiple meetings and got the architect finalised.
“On football front, I promoted football all along. Got action plan finalized. Paid deposit. Now Aaditya Thackeray wants credit. Come on. Cheap,” he tweeted.