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I fulfil demands of children of others also, Uddhav's dig at

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In a dig at Sharad Pawar over entry of Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil's son Sujay into fold, Uddhav Wednesday said he believes in fulfilling demands of sons of others, and do not use them for "cleaning utensils".

In a major embarrassment to the Congress, Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil's son Sujay joined the Tuesday, as he couldn't get ticket to contest his maiden Lok Sabha poll from home turf of Ahmednagar.

Sujay called on at his residence here on Wednesday to seek the Sena's support for his candidature.

in the kitty of the Congress' alliance partner, NCP, which was not ready to vacate the seat for Sujay.

"Like my own son, I also care for children of others. It is not Shiv Sena's style to use children of others to wash utensils. Sena is for the common man," said.

Pawar Tuesday justified not leaving Ahmednagar seat for Sujay to contest.

"goes from one party to another and insisted on a specific seat to fight elections. Fulfilling his immature desires is not the responsibility of other parties. One should himself fulfil his son's desires, I will fulfill my child's. Why should I fulfil another's desires?" Pawar had said while taking a swipe at

Thackeray said Sena has almost finalised a list of the party candidates, which will be released in the next two days.

As per the seat-sharing deal between the and the Sena, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party would contest 23 out of total 48 seats in

Responding to a query, Thackeray made it clear that his son won't contest Lok Sabha polls this time.

"Sena founder did not hold me back from fighting elections, and similarly, I will also not hold back my son from contesting. He will contest when he wishes to. However, this time, he will not fight elections," Thackeray said.

When asked about the relations between Sena and BJP post tie-up, Thackeray said both the parties have finalised an electoral alliance, and there won't be any "stone throwing" from either sides.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 19:56 IST