Mumbai: Reacting to Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray's barbs with regard to nomination of cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to Rajya Sabha, Congress on Sunday questioned Sena's own motives in sending industrialist Rajkumar Dhoot to the Upper House some years ago.

"If Thackeray says nominating Sachin to Rajya Sabha is like `Dirty Picture', then was nominating Dhoot a case of `Apna Sapna Money Money?" MPCC spokesperson Sachin Sawant said here.

At a function earlier in the day, Thackeray called Sachin's nomination as the "real Dirty Picture". Yesterday, he had questioned Congress's motives in nominating Sachin.

Sawant also criticised Thackeray's remark about Rahul Gandhi. Thackeray said that Rahul was a novice who wanted to become the Prime Minister.

"The Shiv Sena chief should first look at the `achievements' of his son (Uddhav Thackeray)," Sawant said.