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Netas should retire at 65: Thackeray

April 28, 2004 15:44 IST

Politicians should retire at the age of 65, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said on Wednesday.

"There should be nothing after 65, they should retire then. This is the kind of democracy I dream of," he said at the annual general meeting of the Bhartiya Kaamgar Sena in Mumbai.

Recently journalists had asked the Sena chief to comment on aging politicians. He had jokingly quipped that by posing such a question they were "hurting him".

"I am 70-plus and I am eyeing to be prime minister when I turn 80. As of now 80 years is a prerequisite to be a prime minister," Thackeray had said.

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Sub: Thack

Oh yeah? Well, Thackeray, why were you addressing an election rally with the geriatic Vajpayee in Bombay just four days back?

Posted by GB

Sub: I agree with Mr. Thackrey

When all the people in India have to retire at the age of 58 or 60 then why this politicians work till they die? After ...

Posted by Bhushan Bhangale

Sub: netas should retire at 65

I totally endorse views ecpressed by shri balasaheb thakerey.When ther is age limit for every government servant ,beyond which a person is considered as incapable ...

Posted by S ishwar RAO

Sub: Retirement Age of Netas.

I fully agree with Shiv Sena chief. I have been thinking about this issue very recently. When All the Government Employees and all employees working ...

Posted by N.Krishnan

Sub: Retirement age for Politicians

The Indian Govt. should also make new laws restricting Politician above the age of 55 from contesting elections. If they need to serve the nation ...

Posted by Nilofer


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