Uddhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray   |  Photo Credit: PTI
- Those crying for justice for Bihar’s son are indulging in character assassination of Maharashtra’s son, said CM
- This was the first time that Thackeray has spoken on allegations against his son in SSR case
- Earlier, Aaditya had said he shares cordial rapport with many people from Bollywood and added that it is no crime
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday broke his silence on allegations against his son Aaditya Thackeray in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case and said “we are clean”.
Speaking at the Shiv Sena’s annual Dussehra rally, the Chief Minister said, “A person who committed suicide is now a Bihar son. He may be, but because of him, you defamed sons of Maharashtra. You even maligned my son Aaditya.”
“Those crying for justice for Bihar’s son are indulging in character assassination of Maharashtra’s son,” he said in a veiled attack at actor Kangana Ranaut who had dragged Aaditya’s name in Rajput’s death case.
‘Aaditya hang out with movie mafia’
Last month, Ranaut, who was involved in a bitter tiff with Shiv Sena leaders for comparing Mumbai with PoK, had accused Aaditya of hanging out with the “movie mafia, murderers of Sushant Singh Rajput and the connected drug racket”.
“Basic problem of Maharashtra CM is why I exposed movie mafia, murderers of SSR and its drug racket, who his beloved son Aaditya Thakeray hangs out with, this is my big crime so now they want to fix me, ok try let’s see who fixes who!!! (sic)” she had tweeted.
Aaditya’s clarification on SSR case
In August, Aaditya, who is a tourism minister in the Maharashtra cabinet, had said he and his family are being targeted for no reason in the Rajput death case and asserted that he is nowhere related to the matter.
The Shiv Sena leader had said dirty politics is being played following the death of the actor and added that the allegation being levelled is political stomach-ache stemming from frustration. The 30-year-old had also said he shares cordial rapport with many people from Bollywood and added that it is no crime.
In a statement he shared on Twitter, Aaditya had said, “Mud-slinging is being indulged in against me and the Thackeray family for no reason in connection with Sushant’s suicide… It is a blot on humanity to seek mileage out of someone’s death. In fact, I am nowhere related to this episode.”
“As a grandson of Hinduhridaysamrat (King of Hindus’ heart) Balasaheb Thackeray, I want to tell, that I will not commit any act that will harm the reputation of Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena and the Thackeray family,” he had said.
Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra in Mumbai on June 14.