Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Monday alleged that Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi was adamant on construction of late Bal Thackeray's memorial at Shivaji Park to divert attention from his own property at Kohinoor land.

"His language to take law in hands is condemnable. He was the speaker of the Lok Sabha. We didn't expect that from him," Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesperson Sachin Sawant said in a release.

Sawant questioned, "Why is Joshi adamant on construction of the memorial at Shivaji Park? It is difficult to understand." Hitting out at the leader, Sawant said it seems that Joshi is continuously demanding Shivaji Park "to divert attention from his own property at Kohinoor land".

"Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has clarified the government's stand on the memorial. Shiv Sena is politicising the issue," he said.


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