Mumbai, March 4: Raj Thackeray today questioned plans to host IPL matches in drought-stricken Maharashtra, appearing to take a swipe at Sharad Pawar who recently told NCP colleagues not to organise lavish weddings and exercise sobriety citing people’s hardships.
“I am not opposing the IPL. I merely asked Pawar saheb if it is appropriate to hold IPL matches in Maharashtra when the state is facing such a severe drought,” Raj said today in reference to Pawar, who is also a cricket czar.
The MNS chief had posed a similar question in Jalna, one of the worst-hit districts, on Saturday. The potshots come against the backdrop of a turf war between the MNS and Pawar’s NCP. In recent rallies, Raj has spared traditional rival Shiv Sena and targeted the NCP.