In an acute reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s warning to members of Congress who had files prepared on them, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray warned on Saturday he did not even have the Modi horoscope.
“Everyone who is born has a” patriarch janam “(horoscope), the MP should not forget that, we even have his” janam kundli. “Have you forgotten how he survived the massacre of the Godhra community? father, Bal Thackeray, was firmly behind him, “he said.
Interacting with a select group of senior media people at his residence “Matoshri” here, Thackeray talked about many issues, including relations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), allied to Maharashtra and Center, although it triggered unilaterally on 26 January.
Criticizing Modi, Thackeray stated that “never before, no Indian prime minister looked at those levels” in politics.
“All he does is laugh and ridicule the leaders of other parties, but now people are tired of it.” During the Maharashtra assembly elections in 2014, he went to 27 meetings at So I asked him to come here for the BMC elections, “he said.
Assuming that they (the BJP leaders) are “liars, they are not interesting in all that it is the power to exploit,” Thackeray said that was why he decided to break the alliance with the BJP for civic surveys and now they would fight all the elections independently.
When asked how the Shiv Sena continued with the government alliance in the center and in Maharashtra, he said:? .. “Should they leave if we do not like, can leave, but we are blocked will decide our future course after the civic elections here.”
He recalled how, with the blessings of people like his father, Bal Thackeray and the leaders of BJP Gopinath Munde and Pramod Mahajan, the alliance between the two parties has been finalized and has been forcibly forced.
“At that time, my father decided that to avoid a split Hindu votes, the BJP would focus on the center and Shiv Sena at the state level. This worked fine, but now the BJP wants to capture everything .. – the center, the state, the civic bodies and everything else, “he said.
As for the past few years, it would have been much better if Shiv Sena had gone alone, as he would have emerged in a major national political force for the past 25 years, he said.
Addressing the accusations of Prime Minister Devendra Fadnavis on transparency in administration and a government without corruption, Thackeray sarcastically said he should look inside and his own supporters.
“All ministers faced with corruption charges in Maharashtra belong to the BJP, not a single Shiv Sena minister is facing similar transplant charges,” he said.
As for transparency, he said that the EU government said last week that the administration of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation is the most transparent in the country, adding that the Seine already has “full transparency” in the civic body where all decisions of the Standing Committee are held in the presence of officials, opposition leaders and even the media.
“We are talking about such high levels of transparency, why can not the BJP do the same in the state or in the center?” Opposition leaders enjoy ministerial status, so they should be invited to cabinet meetings with the media, “Thackeray said.
“When everything has been done transparently, with media-witnessed decisions, how can the BJP accuse Shiv Sena of corruption or abuse,” he said.
Asked if the war with BJP entered a new dimension with his party praising Congress, Thackeray said that the good work they have done can not be overlooked.
“I do not want to complain about Congress, I just enjoyed the good work they’ve done all those years.” Indira Gandhi had the courage to break Pakistan, for example … What is the BJP has done, with the exception of the “surgical strike” at the borders, he said.
Asked about the achievements of the Modi government over the last 33 months, Thackeray smiled satisfactorily: “They have survived for so long in the lie … It is a success and they continue to do so for the last 27 months.”