Published On: Mon, Jun 19th, 2017

President’s Proposed Name Should Not Be For Vote-Bank: Thackeray

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has made his stand very clear in supporting BJP for presidential candidate. He said on Monday the proposed name should be for India’s development in mind.

Name of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has been suggested by the ruling party for the highest office of the land.

Addressing at the 51st foundation day function of Shiv Sena in Mumbai the chief said they will not be supporting vote-bank politics citing their proposal of agriculture scientist M.S. Swaminathan for the post of President of India.

President's Proposed Name Should Not Be For Vote-Bank- Thackeray

Shiv Sena had earlier proposed the name of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat saying, “We proposed Bhagwat’s and Swaminathan’s names despite having no ties with them only because they have contributed towards nation-building.”

Party members later said his body language was aggressive.

About the allegation that a political hand was behind the farmer agitations he said the party banks upon the interests of the farmers and also with the entire body.

Thackeray said State legislative assembly will meet on July 26, 2017 and probably the government would take a firm decision.

The chief thanked the government the way it handles various issues and said it is sometimes difficult to figure whether they are in government or in the opposition.

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