A day after NCP parliamentarian Supriya Sule called on Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre, who has been up in arms against her party legislator Vinod Ghosalkar and has alleged that he’s been causing her mental harassment, the councillor on Saturday said she won’t leave the saffron outfit.
Sule’s visit to Mhatre’s residence on Friday had fuelled reports of the corporator defecting to NCP.
Refuting the reports, Mhatre said on a social networking site, “I will remain in Shiv Sena until I breathe my last.”
Speaking about the NCP leader’s visit, Mhatre said Sule had visited her in personal capacity as a woman and not as a politician. “Leaders of all parties have met me to inquire about my health.
The meeting with Sule too was totally apolitical. She had heard about the harassment meted out to me and was here to extend emotional support,” Mhatre added.
The corporator claimed that the reports of her joining the NCP were spread by her rivals to deviate attention from the lack of action against Ghosalkar, against whom a non-bailable offence has been registered following the allegations. “It has been eight to 10 days since the FIR was lodged against Ghosalkar, but there has been no action. Nobody is raising questions about it. On the other hand, rumours are being spread about me leaving Shiv Sena. A woman activist of Shiv Sena is not that weak that she will leave the party just because one man is posing her problems,” Mhatre said.
When asked if the senior leadership of Shiv Sena has been in touch with her, she replied in the affirmative. “But I am still recovering and have been advised bed rest for the next 10 days. I will call on Uddhavji once I am fully recovered,” she concluded.
Mhatre was admitted to a Dahisar hospital earlier this month for stress-related issues after she complained of mental harassment from the Shiv Sena MLA. She was discharged recently.