“Shinde saheb, if you have an iota of shame left, then withdraw this shameless remark of yours,” Thackeray said, in a statement in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
“I am bed ridden but even in this condition, my blood boils (over Shinde's statement) and hence I am making this appeal to my Hindu brethren to disrupt these matches,” Thackeray said.
“You say let bygones be bygones. What to forget and how to forget,” Thackeray said, referring to the Parliament attack and 26/11 Mumbai terror strike.
The 86-year-old leader, who has dubbed Pakistan's India tour, which begins next month, as “a national shame”, said Maharashtra government has dismissed the mercy petition of Ajmal Kasab and the Central government should also follow suit.
Earlier, Thackeray had termed the BCCI's decision to go ahead with the India-Pakistan cricket matches “as betrayal” of the country for money and said Indian cricketers were part of that betrayal.
Thackeray's nephew, MNS chief Raj Thackeray, has also opposed the Pakistan cricket tour in India, which would comprise three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s. The venues are New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.
It is national shame to see the remarks of our Minister stating let bygones be bygones and forget the past. As the Minister is not affected by the terrorist attack, he can say anything. Nationality is more important than these type of useless cricket matches.
I am agast at the statement of Home minister.Is he the home minister fm the same party which openly said "Khoon ka badla Khoon" after unforgivable murder of Our dear priminister Indira Gandhi.He should hv excused Benatsingh. Why this ahimsa when the blood of common citizen.Why not when a politician is attacted. Mr.Shinde your party has been supporting Pakistan since its formation. We Indian of all religion want the price of blood of our brothers n sisters
On the one hand,we repeatedly approach USA to stop aid to Pak and prevail upon them to stop terrorist activities and on the other hand we roll out red carpet for Pak cricketers/artists; this is nothing but betrayal of those who lost their lives in Pak sponsored/engineered terror attacks.We are missing leaders like Indiraji and Shastriji,who had immense national pride.
We should stop subsidising terrorism by giving employment to these pakis.