Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray strongly criticized the state government for failing to tackle water scarcity, load-shedding and price rise. He was addressing the media after quite some time post the release of a ballad by Shahir Vitthal Umap. The tiger’s form took the city by surprise as Balasaheb Thackeray looked all fit and fine on the occasion of the release ceremony of a ballad by Shahir Vitthal Umap. Umap has written the ballad for Balasaheb to mark the latter’s 85th birthday on January 23. Balasaheb Thackeray too gave his opinion on the occasion. Shiv Sena Chief Balasaheb Thackeray strongly criticized the state government for failing to tackle water scarcity, load-shedding and price rise. He voices surprise on how the government got elected? The Shiv Sena Supremo also commented in on the style of journalism seen today. He also raised doubts about the quality of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), stressing the fact that these EVMs can be misused. Despite Balasaheb Thackeray being ill for months now, he looked fit and fine during the audio release, which perhaps gives a reason for double celebrations for the saffron brigade on the tiger’s birthday. With bureau inputs, Dhiraj Mishra for NMTV News.
August 5, 2006