Describing the present regime at the helm of affairs in the country as "impotent", Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday stressed the need for imposition of emergency.
"Only Indira Gandhi had the guts to handle threats which endangered national security. There is no use of issuing just warnings to Pakistan. The government should have the daring to attack it," Thackeray told his party mouthpiece 'Saamna' in an interview.
On his self-imposed exile from public life, Thackeray said he did not wish to be a part of the present day politics. "I have made a deliberate decision to stay away. Mine is not a political 'sanyas'. You never know what happens in coalition politics," he added.
He said Shiv Sena was making good progress under his son Uddhav Thackeray, also the executive president.
"I have handed over the charge to him. He consults me whenever necessary for advice," Thackeray added.