Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has called for a truce between two warring senior state leaders of BJP and his party to bring to an end their strained ties.
"BJP leaders should call the two over tea and end this storm in a tea cup," Thackeray said in an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' today.
His suggestion came against the backdrop of Sena leader and former minister Suresh Jain and leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Eknath Khadse (BJP) publicly calling each other corrupt.
"It is in everybody's interest to end this row," the editorial said. It termed the Jain-Khadse verbal slugfest as a "local feud".
Jain, who like Khadse hails from Jalgaon district, has called the BJP leader the most corrupt politician and demanded that there should be "an inquiry into how he procured so much property."
Khadse's son Nikhil was defeated in Maharashtra Legislative Council elections last year and the BJP leader blamed Jain, saying he had supported the winning candidate Manish Jain.