24 November, 2020

"Wake Up, There's An Election"

CONTROVERSY, rather than kudos, has marked Raj Thackeray's political career. But from inaugurating his party's poll campaign with a fancy rally in Ahmednagar to devising ambitious plans for setting up employment exchanges in each district, and to int

"Wake Up, There's An Election"

You were the first to hit the campaign trail in Maharashtra. Was it your own decision or one taken by the party?

I told Balasaheb (Bal Thackeray) before starting. There is no poll atmosphere now. It has not been created yet since the election date has not been announced. We are only trying to create it. I am just going around telling people: wake up, wake up, there is an election coming.

What about your cousin Uddhav (Thackeray)? Will you and your cousin campaign together?

I don't know when he will start campaigning. I have started from my side. There will be no joint tours. That will be a waste of energy.

How well do you expect the Sena-BJP alliance to perform in this election?

We could get anything between 22 and 28 seats. This will be on our own strength. I am not counting the Congress' negative vote.

On what basis do you make this assessment, especially since you got only nine seats in the last election, and your government's decisions have been seen as...



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