When Bal Thackeray regretted sending ‘idiotic’ Pritish Nandy to RS

When Bal Thackeray regretted sending 'idiotic' Pritish Nandy to RS

Filmmaker and previous Shiv Sena MP have been the subject matter of social media backlash following his new remark on West Bengal was considered as provocative and inciteful by netizens.

Whilst dismissing allegations towards him, Nandy has now claimed that his jibe of West Bengal fighting again with ‘Rabindra Sangeet and bricks’ was ‘sarcastic’ in nature and did not give any get in touch with for violence. He even more ‘clarified’ that he was not a Shiv Sena MP even while he won his election to the Rajya Sabha on a Shiv Sena ticket.

Pritish Nandy claimed that he was a joint candidate of the Sena-BJP alliance and that his candidature was supported and endorsed by BJP stalwart Pramod Mahajan. “Now I want to react to the Shiv Sena MP barb. Certainly, I received an election on a Sena ticket but as a Sena-BJP joint applicant. BJP’s then tremendous boss Pramod Mahajan ran my campaign and ensured my victory,” the filmmaker tweeted.

Screengrab of the tweet by Pritish Nandy

Balasaheb Thackeray on Pritish Nandy

Nonetheless, Editor of The Print, Shekhar Gupta in an post in the Indian Categorical on November 24, 2012, designed attention-grabbing revelations about how previous Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray felt about Pritish Nandy. The report titled, “National Desire: As a result of his wine glass, darkly” recounts Gupta’s conversation with the saffron heavyweight, times soon after his demise.

Screengrab of the write-up by Shekhar Gupta (Picture Credits: Indian Express)

Shekhar Gupta recounted how for the duration of 1 this kind of dinner with Balasaheb Thackeray, he saw his grandson Aditya Thackeray carrying a T-shirt, bearing the image of a bald-headed WWF wrestler. The Shiv Sena chief mistook the wrestler for Pritish Nandy, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha on his get together ticket in July 1998.

Yeh kya, idiot Pritish Nandy ka shirt pahan ke ghoom raha hai (Why are you donning the shirt of that idiot Pritish Nandy)?” Thackeray rebuked his grandson. His assertion, nevertheless, took Shekhar Gupta by shock. He inquired, “He is your occasion MP. How can you speak of him so disparagingly?”

Screengrab of the write-up by Shekhar Gupta (Picture Credits: Indian Specific)

In his unique, no-holds-barred design and style, Balasaheb Thackeray replied, “Theek hai. Fool toh most important hoon,not Pritish (This is correct. Essentially, I am the idiot, not Pritish).” The Shiv Sena supremo emphasised, “He took Rajya Sabha from me and I figured only a lot later on, way too late, that he is Christian.” Remembering the conversation, Shekhar Gupta wrote, “Yet, it would seem, at least when, he claims to have been foxed and that as well by a poet journalist.”

Claims of Pritish Nandy on Pramod Mahajan, Balasaheb Thackeray

In an report titled, “The irrelevance of the BJP” released in The Periods of India on May perhaps 3, 2010, Pritish Nandy claimed that while the Shiv Sena votes by itself had been not ample to safe his election to the Rajya Sabha, Balasaheb Thackeray had produced ‘impassioned plea’ for him. The attractiveness of the then Shiv Sena supremo assisted him get votes from the BJP as perfectly.

Screengrab of the posting by Pritish Nandy in Occasions of India

“Clearly, the BJP was behind my victory even while Pramod Mahajan in no way really favored me. But he listened to Balasaheb,” he mentioned. Nowadays, Pritish Nandy implies that it was the BJP which proved to be activity-changer for by emphasising that Pramod Mahajan experienced campaigned for him.

Nevertheless, he experienced claimed in 2010 that the BJP stalwart did not like him and would not have ‘ensured’ his victory, experienced it not been from Balasaheb Thackeray. Specified the saffron leader’s remarks about Pritish Nandy, it is protected to conclude that Balasaheb Thackeray and Pramod Mahajan ended up misled into believing that the ‘idiotic’ filmmaker would uphold the party’s beliefs, post his election to the Rajya Sabha.

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