Making it clear that it was not a party to the NDA's decision to support Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat as an independent candidate in the Presidential election, the Shiv Sena on Monday said its chief Bal Thackeray would take a decision on the issue "whenever he feels like".
"We have conveyed to the NDA that we are still in the process of taking a decision on whom to back," Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray said.
Asking the media not to speculate about the Sena's choice for President, he said the decision would be announced by the party chief Bal Thackeray "whenever he feels like."
It had earlier been announced that Thackeray would announce their decision at the party's foundation day function tomorrow but Uddhav said that it was not a certainity.
Uddhav also said his party was "unsatisfied" with President A P J Abdul Kalam during his tenure as he had "not fulfilled expectations".
"We feel bad that incidents like Nandigram and farmer suicides in Maharashtra took place during Kalam's tenure but he did nothing about it. Now what has happened has past and we are looking to improve on it which is why we are taking some time in arriving at a decision," he said.