Shiv Sena (UBT) shakha razed: Attacking the Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena for “bulldozing” a `shakha` (local level office) controlled by the Shiv Sena (UBT), its chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that those high on power will be taught a lesson, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, Uddhav Thackeray, along with top leaders of the Sena (UBT), went to Mumbra in Thane district in Maharashtra to visit the razed shakha but had to face resistance from workers of the CM`s Shiv Sena, who also showed black flags.

As the situation turned tense, Uddhav Thackeray and his party colleagues left the site, just metres away from the razed shakha, as per the PTI.

Mumbra is a Muslim dominated area in Thane, which is the stronghold of CM Eknath Shinde.

Addressing party workers in Mumbra, Uddhav Thackeray said, “Those who are high on power bulldozed the shakha. I have come here to show you the bulldozer. Our posters were torn. We will tear your arrogance into pieces in the polls,” the PTI reported.

Alleging that the administration had become helpless, the former CM Uddhav Thackeray said, “Our land (shakha) has been encroached upon. We have all the documents,” as per the PTI.

The shakha will assemble everyday, the Shiv Sena (UBT) asserted.

Cautioning the administration and the police, Uddhav Thackeray said, “You are not slaves of the thieves. You have protected the thieves, but the thieves have disturbed the honeycomb. Now the honeybees will sting you.”

Meanwhile, Naresh Mhaske of the Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena on Saturday said his party will take over all those `shakhas` of the undivided party that were being used for inappropriate activities, reported the PTI.

The Shiv Sena had recently taken over a shakha in this manner in Mumbra are of Thane district in Maharashtra and had proceeded with its demolition to build it anew, causing tension with functionaries of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT).

Uddhav Thackeray is expected to visit the area on Saturday and a sizable number of police personnel has been deployed to ensure there is no fallout over this issue, a local official said, as per the PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

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