In a swipe at native Congress leaders, Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray mentioned on Saturday that folks would “beat with footwear” those that solely speak about contesting elections alone with out providing options to folks’s issues.
All political events ought to hold ambitions apart and give attention to economic system and well being, he mentioned, talking on the event of the Shiv Sena’s fifty fifth basis day.
Without naming the ally Congress, Mr Thackeray mentioned, “If we do not offer solutions to people’s problems but only talked about going it alone in politics, people will beat us with footwear. They will not listen to our party-centric, ambitious talk of contesting elections alone.”
Recently Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap had mentioned he was able to contest the subsequent yr’s Mumbai civic polls with out becoming a member of palms with the Sena.
The Sena and Congress, adversaries for many years, fashioned authorities in Maharashtra together with Sharad Pawar’s NCP after the Uddhav Thackeray-led occasion fell out with the BJP in 2019.
“If a party wishes to say that it wants to contest elections without joining hands with others, it should offer confidence and courage to people. Otherwise people will ask what plans the party has to provide them livelihood, jobs,” Mr Thackeray additional mentioned.
“Sena is not desperate for power….we will not unnecessarily carry others’ burden. We will always take a firm stand to protect the interests of common man. Even we can give a call for contesting elections without alliance,” he mentioned.
Economy and well being had been the 2 key points earlier than the nation, the Maharashtra chief minister mentioned.
“The time has come for all the political parties to decide whether they want political success for the sake of it or for finding solutions on the economic front. Social unrest would be a harsh word to describe it, but the country is heading for social unease for sure,” he mentioned.
“If we indulge in cynical politics without giving a thought to the ways to find solutions to economic and health challenges before us, then we are in serious trouble,” he added.
The Shiv Sena was based by Uddhav Thackeray’s father Bal Thackeray in 1966.