In an editorial published in party publication ‘Saamana’, Siv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray praised Congress President Rahul Gandhi opined that his era has begun in national politics. In the article, Thackeray commended Gandhi’s efforts for spearheading a successful campaign and giving a tough fight to BJP.Thackeray further claimed that Rahul Gandhi is an able leader and perhaps the only one who can front a strong opposition to BJP. The Shiv Sena chief warned political stakeholders not to take Gandhi for granted.
“Whatever be the result of the Gujarat election, but the country has seen the rise of a new Rahul Gandhi. He has accepted the responsibility as Congress president at a crucial stage. There should be no objection in wishing him all the best…Let him decide if he wishes to take the Congress party to the pinnacle of success or down the pit,” the editorial said.
Thackeray took pot shots at BJP by advising the party not to make unnecessary allegations against Rahul Gandhi and concentrate on social problems.