Sena men burn effigy of Mumbai BJP chief over demon remark


A day before the expansion of the Maharashtra Cabinet, Shiv Sena workers burnt an effigy of Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar over his “demon” remark, which apparently alluded to frequent digs and taunts took by the Sena at the senior partner.

Speaking at a party meet here last evening, Shelar, without naming Shiv Sena, had invoked a fable from Mahabharat, of a “small demon making too much of a noise”.

Shelar also went on to add that BJPs Lord Krishna, a reference to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, would ensure that this demon would be bottled during the ensuing Mumbai civic polls.

Today, Shelar said his analogy was twisted by media to create tension in the government.

“I had narrated that tale only with the aim of making BJP workers understand that in every election, the tools are different,” Shelar said.