Interview Proves Why Shiv Sena’s Bal Thackeray Was Right
In this exclusive interview with Rajat Sharma in Aap Ki Adalat, Balasaheb Thackeray’s statements turned out to be future predictions proved right.
Amid the ongoing political row between Maharashtra ruling party Shiv Sena and Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, an exclusive interview of Bal Thackeray, the founder of the party, is making the rounds in popular media. In this excerpt from the video clip of Aap Ki Adalat hosted by Padma Bhushan journalist Rajat Sharma, Bal Thackeray is questioned about changing the leadership of the party. Sharma asks, “All the other political parties have changed their leaders and secretaries over time. But since the beginning of Shiv Sena in 1966, for 26 years, you alone have been its leader. Why didn’t anyone else get the chance to take your place?”
To this, Balasaheb Thackeray, as popularly known, answered, “I don’t have democracy in my party. It will only be me till the day I’m alive. And I don’t like elections. I don’t believe in voting. And because I’m there, the party has survived. Otherwise, within no time, this party would also have turned into Congress.” Currently, the president of Shiv Sena is Uddhav Thackeray who is also the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. And Sanjay Raut, who locked horns with Ranaut, is the Rajya Sabha leader of the party.
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