Mumbai | Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that the saffron alliance is “inevitable” and it will return to power once again, clarifying rumours of a struggling alliance.
Speaking at a function in Mumbai, Thackeray praised PM Modi for scrapping Article 370 and called out for the construction of grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and introduction of Uniform Civil Code.
“PM Modi has provided leadership and direction to the country which has immense capacity to progress and develop. I thanked Modi for abrogating Article 370 (which provided special status of Jammu and Kashmir) and the ‘Chandrayaan-2’ mission… Now the nation awaits the construction of a Ram mandir in Ayodhya and (introduction of) Uniform Civil Code,” said Thackeray.
“Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will remain so. Modi has proved this in deed and not just in words,” he added.
The Shiv Sena chief said he was proud of ISRO scientists and their contribution.
“India has an immense capacity, and in Modi, the country has got leadership to give (right) direction,” he said.
Speaking about the alliance, he said, ‘”The alliance is ‘atal’ (inevitable). We want power..No doubt about it, but we need it for developing the state. The ‘yuti’ (NDA alliance) will return to power in the state once again after polls. I am glad that PM Modi is providing facilities for the growing population in the state”.