rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » News » Advani demoralising NDA, says fuming Thackeray

Advani demoralising NDA, says fuming Thackeray

Last updated on: August 7, 2012 14:16 IST

Advani demoralising NDA, says fuming Thackeray

     Next

Next
Slamming Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani for predicting a non-BJP, non-Congress prime minister in 2014, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Monday said it is like a general saying before a war that there is no guarantee on the outcome and "demoralising" the entire army.

"What has happened to our ally, the BJP? Has it been afflicted with an illness or has it been beset with internal squabbles," Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana.

Advani's musings were demoralising, Thackeray said and asked the National Democratic Alliance "not to lose heart".

"If Advani has any doubts, he can come to me and I will give him a dose of morale and strength," Thackeray said commenting on his blog where he predicted a non-Congress, non-NDA alliance coming to power.

"This is like a general saying before a war that there is no guarantee on the outcome, and demoralising the entire army," Thackeray said.

Click NEXT to read further...


Image: Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray


     Next

'Adavni's blog has put BJP in quandary'

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
He asked the NDA to prepare for the general elections with renewed vigour.The issue of contenders for the prime minister's post within the NDA -- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi -- could be sorted out after the elections, he said.

Writing in his blog, Advani had ruled out formation of a government headed by the Third Front but said that a non-Congress, non-BJP prime minister heading a government supported by one of these two parties is possible."The blog has put the BJP in a quandary," Thackeray said.

Thackeray said the next prime minister should be from the NDA and that decision could be taken after polls are over.



Image: Senior BJP leader L K Advani
Photographs: Reuters

Prev     Next

'Saffron flag will fly atop Delhi's Red Fort in 2014'

Prev     Next
Prev

Next
"No point conceding defeat now, without even entering the boxing ring. Even Advani himself has been a prime ministerial contender over the years and if there is consensus, his wish can also be fulfilled," Thackeray said.

The blog would add fuel ambitions in Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi for the prime minister's post, he said.

The Shiv Sena would play "free-style wrestling" in attempting to overthrow the Congress from power, Thackeray said.

The saffron flag will fly atop Delhi's Red Fort in 2014 polls, he said.



Prev     Next

TOP photo features of the week

Prev     More

Click on MORE to see another set of PHOTO features...



Tags: PHOTO , MORE , TOP

Prev     More
© Copyright 2014 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.