Terrorists hatched plot to bomb Matoshree in 1989: Narayan Rane

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) Terrorists had planned to carry out a blast at Matoshree, the abode of the Thackerays in 1989, forcing Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray to direct every member of the house to shift to a safer place for a few days, claims former Sena member Narayan Rane.

Sharad Pawar, who was the chief minister of Maharashtra then, called Bal Thackeray’s youngest son Uddhav and informed him about the threat, the BJP-backed Rajya Sabha member says.

He also claims that Thackeray was on the hit-list of Khalistanis.

The separatist Khalistani movement had found supporters in several cities, including Mumbai.