Asha Bhosale Rebuffs Raj Thackeray
Silence prevailed as legendary singer, Asha Bhosale said “Mumbai belongs to all.” No one dared to oppose the singer’s statement which included Raj Thackeray , who was sharing the dais with the singer during an event, Swar-Asha, in Pune. The event was organised by channel, Mi Marathi.
Raj prior to Asha Bhonsle’s statement had said, “Asha Bhosale has sung many songs in different languages. People in different parts [of India] accept these songs as their own. This happened only because she is Marathi.”
Bhosle speaking about the migrants coming to Mumbai ,on her interview with TV personality Sudhir Gadgil said, “Mumbai belongs to all of India.No one can snatch the job of a man who works here [in Mumbai] from morning to evening. Our people [the Maharashtrian community] should also show the readiness to work hard.”
Raj as well as MNS spokesperson, Shrish Parkar, denied to make any comments. Parkar said,“I have nothing to say on this.” Asha’s statement comes as a surprise as Bhosale is known to be close to Raj and his uncle, Shiv Sena chief, Bal Thackeray.
Shiv Sena had condemned industrialist, Mukesh Ambani, and cricket star, Sachin Tendulkar when they had made similar statements a few days ago.
Sena has opted not to comment this time. After the event Raj and Bhosale had a brief conversation at the exit but their discussion has not yet been disclosed.