Uddhav apologises for ‘Saamana’ cartoon
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday apologised for a cartoon published in ‘Saamana’ alluding to the Maratha rallies that had sparked a controversy, with the party drawing the ire of the community, political parties and an attack on an office of the newspaper.
The controversial cartoon had appeared in last Sunday’s edition of Sena mouhtpiece and apparently referred to the “silent marches” being taken out all over the state by the Maratha community to press for their demands like quota in jobs and education.
“The controversy over the cartoon may have died down, but my heart is still in a state of turmoil. I am deeply hurt because a Shiv Sainik can never humiliate women, whom we worship. I am thankful to the people who did not let their trust in the Sena dwindle due to the controversy that had been generated,” Uddhav Thackeray said during a press conference here.