Vote for the symbol, not the face - Uddhav Thackeray
Sion - Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is speaking his heart out in every rally and leaving no stone unturned to gain the confidence of the electorate. He is also not leaving any chance to take side digs at former ally Bharatiya Janta Party.
Thackeray, while addressing a rally on Tuesday at 9 pm in Sion, told the assembled audience that they should place all that trust in the party's symbol and not rely on the face of any candidate.
Thackeray is obviously relying on the power of the Sena and its symbol to rope in the voters, the candidates appear to be secondary. Speaking about Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel who has joined forces with the Shiv Sena, he stated that Hardik is a 'simple man'. Patel has become the face of the Shiv Sena in Gujarat, and Thackeray took another swipe at the BJP saying that the party is likely to lose its control over Gujarat.
Taking chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to task, Thackerary commented that when the CM visited Kalyan - Dombivli, he was greeted with black flags. Thackeray said that the Sena was sure to win this time. "We will not beat around the bush, we will be direct in our approach unlike BJP, which has done nothing in past two and half years," he said.
Present with Thackeray in the rally were Sena MP Rahul Shewale, corporator Pranita Waghdhare, Trushna Vishwasrao, MP Vinayak Raut and party workers.