Raj Thackeray uncultured, won't stoop to his level: NCP
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After MNS chief Raj Thackeray dared the Sharad Pawar's party to stop him coming to Pune on March 7, the NCP on Sunday described him as "uncultured" and said would not stoop to the level that he has sunk.
"He is highly uncultured, we will not like to stoop to his level," said NCP spokesperson Ankush Kakade on Sunday even as the party made it clear that Thackeray will not be stopped from coming to Pune.
Kakade was reacting to "abusive" language that Raj Thackeray used against him, its other leaders like Madhukar Pichad and Ajit Pawar. "We are a responsible party which believes in maintaining discipline and decorum in public. We are not as uncultured as he or his party is..." said Kakade.
Kakade, who had a few days back announced that the NCP would not allow Raj Thackeray to come to Pune, on Sunday however said his partymen might protest at his venue. "We will not stop him from coming to Pune, but may protest at the venue where he is present...we are waiting for instructions from party leaders," Kakade. At Jalna on Saturday, Thackeray had challenged the NCP to stop him from coming to Pune on March 7.
Clarifying party's stand, NCP city president Vandana Chavan, MP, too said, "After provocative statements against our leaders were made, some of our party leaders had said they would not allow Raj Thackeray from coming to Pune. But we are a party which believes in democracy and upholding constitution. Every individual has a right to go to any place in country and express his views. Therefore, as per the instructions our leader Sharad Pawar, we will not stop Raj Thackeray from coming to Pune." He said there will also be no protest when Raj Thackeray arrives in Pune.
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