New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who has been facing intense criticism over a host of issues, including the Kangana Ranaut episode, the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe, the recent attack on a Navy veteran allegedly by his part workers and the rising Covid-19 cases, on Monday said that he will face all the political storms and at the same time will also fight the coronavirus.

"Whatever political storms come, I will face... I will fight coronavirus too... Over the last few days, we have done a lot of work (on coronavirus)... we will fight the political crisis too," the Maharashtra CM said at a televised public address.

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP alliance government has been under a scathing attack from the Opposition BJP over Sushant Singh Rajput death probe, Kangana Ranaut office demolition and most recently the attack on a retired Navy officer by allegedly Sena workers.

"Whatever storms have reached the state, be it natural or political, the government has been fighting them," Thackeray said, adding that his silence must not be understood as his weakness.

Reacting to the attack on retired navy officer, former Maharashtra chief minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had said that the incident was "kind of 'state-sponsored terror' situation".

"It's very wrong & kind of 'state-sponsored terror' situation. I called upon Uddhav ji through my tweet to stop goonda raj. 6 accused were released in 10 minutes," the former Maharashtra CM said.

He also lambasted the Thackeray government for blowing Kangana Ranaut episode out of proportion.

"Kangana Ranaut's issue was blown out of proportion by you (Shiv Sena). She is not a political leader. You don't go to demolish Dawood's home but you demolished her place," he had said.

Posted By: Shashikant Sharma