Mumbai, Jan 23 ():Indicating the ruling government’s failure to provide security for women, the Shiv Sena in Mumbai distributed knives to women to ‘empower’ them on the eve of the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray‘s birth anniversary on Wednesday.
Shiv Sena alleged that women should carry weapon with them so that it might be helpful for them when the need arises and provide security for them, said the Sena members. A Sena leader said that Bal Thackeray used to advise women to carry a knife instead of lipstick in their purse.
According to law, a knife below six inch blade is permitted, said the Sena members who distributed China-made knives with three inches blade to the women folk. At least 3000 women are expected to assemble today to get the knife, said a Sena worker. However responding to the distribution, Sena MP Bharat Raut said that he is not quite sure whether the distribution of knife is being done by the knowledgeof Sena’s top leadership.
Meanwhile, Uddhav Thackeray, who is currently the executive president of the Sena is expected to take charge as party chief on Wednesday on the auspicious day of his father’s birthday along with his son Aditya Thackeray who is also likely to be inducted into the party fold.
Two other seats that have been kept vacant are also likely to be filled today with one Neelam Ghore already been appointed as the first woman leader of Shiv Sena.
Fulfilling his father’s dream, “Clean Mumbai, Green Mumbai,“ Uddhav Thackeray is expected to launch ‘Swacch Mumbai Prabodhan Abhiyan’ today along with actor Amitabh Bachchan at around 3 pm on the day of Bal Thackeray’s birthday aiming to keep the slums clean in Mumbai.
Thackeray has also planned to install essential classrooms of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Thackeray earlier while taking the oath at the first public meeting promised to fulfil all his father’s wishes and said that he will work for the enhancement of the Marathis and the Hindus in Maharashtra.