Mumbai: Uddhav Thackeray was in a belligerent mood in his first public address after being unseated by Eknath Shinde and his aides on Friday. The former Chief Minister called for fresh elections in the state and stated that the Shiv Sena’s election symbol, the bow and arrow, would not be allowed to be used by the rebels.
He challenged them to face the mid-term assembly polls in the state today. If people are not satisfied with my work during my tenure, then they have the right to send us packing.
Without naming any parties, Mr. Thackeray stated, “If you have to form a government in Maharashtra, then you should think after the assembly result in the state.” There was no need of drama.
Mr Thackeray stressed that “no one can take the bow and arrow symbol from the Shiv Sena. However, people don’t just look at the symbol; they look at the person who has taken the symbol, “
He further said, “I am proud of my 15–16 MLAs who are standing beside me in this difficult time, in spite of receiving threats.” This country believes in Satyameva Jayate, not Asatyameva Jayate, “he added.
He is hoping that the Supreme Court’s next week’s decision will go in his favour and that of his party. People will see the power of democracy. I have full faith in the judiciary. I am not thinking about the decision, because the ball is in the judiciary’s court.