Uddhav Thackeray says Opposition parties are making tall promises but 'do not have PM candidate'
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday that Opposition parties, which do not even have a prime ministerial candidate, are making tall promises.
Pune: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Thursday that Opposition parties, which do not even have a prime ministerial candidate, are making tall promises.
He was addressing a rally at Chakan near Pune for Shiv Sena MP and candidate from Shirur Lok Sabha seat Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil.
"We have a strong PM candidate in Narendra Modi. But if you ask them (Opposition) who is your PM candidate, they say first give us votes and we will see later."
"Today, they do not have PM candidate and these people talk about improving the condition of the country....first go and search for a leader," the Sena chief said.
"Everyone in Opposition's alliance wants to sit in the PM's chair, but this is not a game of musical chairs," he quipped.
Adhalrao Patil has a connection with the people of his constituency and he will win a fourth term with a bigger margin, Thackeray said.
In a dig at actor Dr Amol Kolhe, who quit the Sena ahead of the polls and has been fielded by the NCP in Shirur, Thackeray asked people whether they wanted an MP who works for the constituency or someone who works in TV serials.
On the bickering between the BJP and Shiv Sena, who are nevertheless contesting the elections together, Thackeray said he formed the alliance with the BJP for the sake of well-being of farmers and other sections of society.
"The tiffs between the Sena and BJP were sour and sweet," he said.
The Sena chief also said that "one should not make capital out of the valour of our Armed Forces", nor should anyone question the surgical strike and the air strike conducted by the forces after the Uri and Pulwama terror attacks.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday expressed confidence that his faction will emerge victorious in the legal tussle with the rebel group led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
Tejashwi Yadav also accused the BJP of making false claims and promises and dubbed the party as "Badka Jhuta Party" (big lying party)
The BJP has organised a five-day ‘Marathi Dandiya’ in Mumbai’s Sewri area, known to be a bastion of Uddhav Thackeray. The Shiv Sena has termed the move as an attempt by the saffron party to win over votes ahead of the civic body polls