Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar reacted to the alleged tweet of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jiten Gajaria on the wife of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Rashmi Thackeray on Thursday and said the BJP was commenting disparaging about the daughter-in-law of Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray, who helped BJP become a big name in politics.
She added that Ms Gajaraia is a defector who now makes derogatory comments about the women of Maharashtra.
“Who is Jiten Gajaraia? He went from the Nationalist Congress Party to the Bharatiya Janata Party as a kangaroo and today he makes derogatory comments about the women of Maharashtra, about Rashmi Bhabhi,” Ms. Pednekar told ANI .
“What could be the reason why we dragged Rashmi Bhabhi, who we know as the daughter-in-law of Balasaheb Thackeray, the wife of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and the mother of Aditya Thackeray,” she added .
“Balasaheb Thackeray himself elevated the BJP party by holding its hand and made it a great success in politics. And today, they say insulting words against his daughter-in-law only. Where did they take so much pride from? if this Gajaria comes before us, the Mahila Aghadi of Shiv Sena will see him, ”she said.
Earlier on Thursday, Bharatiya Janata Party social media official in Maharashtra Jiten Gajaria was summoned Thursday for questioning by the Mumbai Police Cybercell for his alleged tweet about Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s wife Rashmi Thackeray.
Jiten Gajaria was seen present at the BKC cyber police station to record his statement after being summoned by the police for his tweets.
It seems that Mr. Gajaria published on January 4 a photo of Rashmi Thackeray with the caption “Marathi Rabri Devi”. After the outcry, Jiten Gajaria deleted the post on Twitter.