Kolhapur, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today described the 2014 Lok Sabha election as a 'Mahayudha' of 'Lokshahi' and said the people of the country wanted change in the rule of the country.

'Our fight was not for success of Bhartiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi only, but also a fight to save this country from the corrupt and rapists,' he said while addressing a joint news conference with yoga guru Baba Ramdev here this evening.

Mr Thackeray further said that if Congress wins the election and forms a government with the support of parties like Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, then what would happen to the mothers and sisters of this country.

He made this remark following Mr Yadav's statement on Thursday at Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh on death penalty in the anti-rape law that 'boys commit mistakes' for which they should not be hanged.

The Sena chief warned people that a vote for Congress means a vote for Mr Yadav.

Mr Thackeray seized the opportunity to get back at NCP chief and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for critising him for taking the name of Mr Modi only and not of his late father and Sena supremo Bal Thackeray while addressing the election campaign meetings.

He said in that case, Mr Pawar, never mentioned the names of his political mentors and other senior leaders like late Yashwantrao Chavan, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi in his election campaign meetings.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)