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Bal Thackeeray under fire

Posted by on May 21, 2011 0 Comment

Two days after he lambasted political opponents for insinuating that he opposed renaming of Marathwada University after Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray is now in middle of a contorversy, with a section of media terming it as his ‘U-turn’. “From 1994 to 2011, Thackeray has done a 180-degree turn on the renaming issue,.

Marathi channel Star Majhaa aired a special programme last night, highlighting the change of stance, apparently with an eye on Dalit votes, in backdrop of his cosying up with new-found ally, Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale. “At a public meeting in Parbhani on February 21, 1994, Thackeray said he will continue to oppose the varsity renaming till he is alive,” Agencies

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