Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. (PTI/ File image)
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said his boy taking the plunge into electoral politics does not mean he is retiring, and revealed confidence that a Sena employee would one day end up being the state’s chief minister.
In an interview to Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, he declared his celebration put a check on the ‘Modi wave’ in the 2014 state Assembly polls, however kept there was no point in a discussion now on why they parted ways with the BJP at that time.
This time, the Sena is contesting on 124 out of the overall 288 constituencies in alliance with the BJP, which has actually nominated prospects for 150 seats. Remainder of the seats will be allocated to smaller allies from the BJP’s quota.
” One day, a Shiv Sainik will become the chief minister of Maharashtra; it is a promise I made to my dad and Sena founder late Balasaheb,” Uddhav Thackeray said in the interview, a part of which was launched on Monday.
The Sena chief’s son Aaditya Thackeray is getting in electoral politics from Worli constituency in Mumbai, and the October 21 state surveys are being viewed as a base test for the celebration, whether it can count on the young leader’s appeal to win public required.
” Aaditya contesting the Assembly election does not necessarily mean I am retiring from active politics. I am very much around,” he stated.
” I am not going to do farming,” he said sardonically, in an evident referral to NCP leader Ajit Pawar who just recently resigned as an MLA and encouraged his kid to prefer farming or company over politics.
He also declared that in 2014, when the Sena and BJP snapped ties ahead of the Assembly surveys, his celebration put a look at the ‘Modi wave’ which had actually swept the nation.
” There is no point in discussing the reasons behind the BJP and Sena objecting to (the 2014 polls) individually. It was a war. There was a ‘wave’ at the nationwide level, but we put a look at it in Maharashtra,” he said. “Regardless of being in power, we have actually constantly raised voice for the reason for the commoner,” he included.
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