Shiv Sena was not born for power, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena will get absolute majority in Maharashtra one day if the people of the state decide to do so, party president Uddhav Thackeray said in Mumbai on Sunday.

"Shiv Sena was not born merely for power. If it is in Maharashtra's destiny, then (one day) people will say that they will give power only to the Shiv Sena," Thackeray said.

"That day will come," he said. The Sena leader was speaking ast an event organised by his party to distribute vehicles to unemployed Marathi youth, at Sewree in South Mumbai.

"People didn't give absolute power to us in the last Assembly elections. However, I did not say: 'What next?' I don't do such politics," Thackeray said.

In a veiled reference to the allegations of 'scams' faced by some BJP ministers, Thackeray said, "Nowadays we see corruption everywhere, in media, on TV".

Meanwhile, Republican Party of India (Athawale), one of BJP's ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra, also cautioned the Devendra Fadnavis-led government to stay away from scams.

"There should be no scams. Ministers in the earlier government, who were involved in scams, are now making allegations against this government," RPI leader Ramdas Athawale said.

"They want to defame this government by alleging scams. That is why I feel such scams should not take place," Athawale said.

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