New Delhi: A day after it appeared that Uddhav Thackeray was attempting to hit out at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by saying the country needed a “dependable face”, the Shiv Sena supremo on Saturday clarified that the remarks were aimed at the Congress and not other parties.
“I did not mean all parties; I had said there is no credible face in the Congress,” Uddhav told a crowded press conference here.
While he avoided making any specific remarks against Modi, Uddhav said his party will make its stand clear on the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate after the BJP takes a decision on it.
“Let the BJP parliamentary board take a final call on the PM candidate. When they will ask us after taking a decision, we will comment then,” he said. “I can’t go on speculating,” he added.
The Shiv Sena chief said with confidence that the NDA will form the next government at the Centre.
Commenting on the Congress, Uddhav said the ruling party has “no credible face”.
People are fed up with the UPA government at the Centre, he said.
Speaking on the BJP-JD(U) divorce, Uddhav said the National Democratic Alliance was based on Hindutva from the very beginning. “I wonder what was JD(U) was thinking all along,” he said.
“When JD(U) was with us, were we not communal then? Also, has BJP declared its PM candidate? It appears the JD(U) was in a hurry,” he said further.
The Sena chief also informed that he had not got any offer so far to become the NDA convenor.