Mumbai: Shiv Sena, an ally of BJP, on Wednesday said it will not allow Shreehari Aney to enter Marathwada, a day after he quit as Maharashtra Advocate General following controversy over his remarks on separate Marathwada.
“We won’t allow Aney to step in Aurangabad, in Marathwada,” Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire told reporters at Aurangabad. “Aney keeps coming here in the High Court bench. We won’t let him set foot inside Aurangabad. We will continue our opposition to those who betray Shivaji Maharaj’s dream of a united Maharashtra,” he said.
Referring to RSS’ M G Vaidya’s views on division of Maharashtra into smaller states, Khaire said, “Vaidya has become old and what he said are senile thoughts.” Meanwhile, reacting to Shiv Sena’s demand that he be prosecuted for treason, Aney said, “Unfortunately, they (Shiv Sena) would need a good lawyer to tell them what sedition is.
The creation of a State is a constitutional process that will be followed. I am not talking about destroying the country, only asking for a separate state.”