The paper tiger of Maharashtra does what he does best, barking from behind the high walls of Matoshree or in the editorials of Saamna. No one takes Bal Thuggeray serious anymore, but you cant discount the comedy that one gets out of his comments.
Stunned by his party’s third consecutive defeat at the hustings, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today blamed the people of Maharashtra for “pushing the state back into hell” by re-electing the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) combine.
In an editorial in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna, which expressed the party’s shock and anguish over its rout in the 2009 assembly polls, the Sena chief and the newspaper’s editor wondered what were the great achievements of the Democratic Front government in the past 10 years that made people to vote for it.
“There was corruption, load-shedding, Maoist terror which killed policemen, suicides of thousands of farmers, Mumbai terror attacks, etc,” Thackeray noted in the editorial.
The results of the assembly elections held Oct 13 gave the Congress 82 seats and the NCP 62 — totalling 144 in the 288-member assembly. The opposition alliance got a drubbing with only 90 seats, the Shiv Sena getting 44 and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 46. The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) got 13 seats.
Thackeray blamed the people for the defeat of the Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saffron alliance and for bringing back a “naalayak” (useless) government.
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I would seriously miss this fellow when he steps into the grave.