Thackeray was talking nearly on the inauguration of a brand new constructing of the Public Belief Registration workplace in Jalna. Tope additionally attended the occasion through video-conference.
Referring to a poem recited throughout the programme by somebody in his reward, Thackeray quoted a dialogue from a Hindi film – “Thappad se dar nahi lagta, pyaar se lagta hai. (Not afraid of getting slapped, however frightened of being liked).”
“Giving slaps and getting slapped is lifetime of we politicians. Therefore, if anyone praises me, I get nervous. However I do know that being praised by them (opponents) is totally different from being praised by the people who find themselves like my household,” he added.
Lauding Tope for his work throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Thackeray mentioned, “You saved visiting Covid centres and ensured provide of medicines, however the opposition is levelling allegations…Do not take note of them (opponents) as they undergo from abdomen ache and uneasiness. Present free remedy to them at authorities hospital. It’s our duty to deal with them even when they’re in opposition.”
He mentioned he wished to attend the inauguration of the brand new constructing in particular person, however he couldn’t accomplish that as he had undergone a cervical backbone surgical procedure just a few months again and progressively recovering from it.