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Shiv Sena Leader Aditya Thackeray Challenges Government Over Chhatrapati Shivaji’s Tiger Cub Exhibit

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Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar| October 01, 2023: In a bold move that has ignited a fiery exchange of words, Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray has challenged the state government’s decision to bring Chhatrapati Shivaji’s tiger cub from the London museum to India for an exhibit lasting three years. The controversy surrounding the authenticity of these tigers has been stoked by history researcher Indrajit Sawant’s claim that they were not, in fact, Shiva Raya’s tigers. This assertion has put the government on the defensive and raised questions about the exhibit’s credibility.

Aditya Thackeray minced no words when he challenged the government, demanding concrete evidence to prove the tigers’ authenticity. He warned against playing with the sentiments of Shiv devotees and called upon the authorities to substantiate their claims. This challenge did not go unnoticed by BJP leaders, who swiftly responded with criticism, referring to him as a “ginger baby.”

In a spirited rebuttal, Aditya Thackeray stood his ground, showing no signs of backing down. He countered the criticism by acknowledging the nickname and explaining its significance. “It’s in the blood,” he declared, as he proudly revealed the connection between his own name and his grandfather’s, Bala Thackeray. Aditya Thackeray, a prominent figure within the Thackeray group, dismissed the BJP leaders’ derogatory remarks, asserting that their attempts to discredit him were futile.

Speaking at Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar during his city tour, Aditya Thackeray addressed the media, emphasizing the importance of transparency. He argued that the people deserved clarity and honesty, especially when it came to matters of cultural significance, such as the exhibit of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s tiger cub. He stressed that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj holds a special place in Maharashtra’s heart, and any undertaking related to him should be undertaken with utmost care and authenticity.

Aditya Thackeray didn’t stop there. He questioned the BJP’s reactions to various incidents, such as his participation in a calf naming ceremony and the cancellation of an Avakali tour, insinuating that these were being blown out of proportion. Furthermore, he raised concerns about the government’s engagement with artificial intelligence companies in London, hinting at skepticism about the government’s intentions.

In a parting shot, Aditya Thackeray warned his political opponents, particularly Narayan Rane, that criticism from paid detractors wouldn’t deter their resolve. As this feud continues to escalate, the authenticity of Chhatrapati Shivaji’s tiger cub remains a contentious issue, with Aditya Thackeray standing firm in his challenge to the government.


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