Despite his age and bad health, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray will actively campaign for the upcoming Kalyan-Dombivli civic elections. Whether it is live or recorded, Thackeray will appeal to the citizens to cast their votes to the saffron alliance.
Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray told Hindustan Times: “Balasaheb wants to see the beautification project of Kala Talao in Kalyan. He also expressed his desire to address a public meeting, but I am not to keen about it because of his health.
“But, he is determined. If he has decided something, nobody can stop him.”
Uddhav said he was trying to convince the leader to speak in front of a camera, which can then be screened at public meetings.
Talking about the upcoming elections, Uddhav said he didn’t consider it as a test of his leadership. “We have won the BMC, the TMC, and the KDMC elections under my leadership. How many tests do I have to give?”he asked
He added, “I don’t think the KDMC polls are a testing ground for the BMC elections. We have been ruling in Kalyan-Dombivli for the past 15 years and have carried out many developmental projects.”
Confident of his win, Uddhav said: “We need one more chance to serve the people and see our vision for Kalyan-Dombivli come true.”
According to Uddhav, the government is expanding its tentacles in the council and corporation area with the help of the MMRDA. “The government may scrap all the corporation and councils in the MMRDA region and announce it as an “industrial state”,” he said.