Mumbai: Targeting AICC general secretary
Rahul Gandhi, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said the Congress
leader has no prospects of becoming Prime Minister of the
"Never. Its not possible," Thackeray said in the
second part of his interview to his party mouthpiece `Saamna`,
when he was asked whether the Congress scion will become the
Thackeray said, he does not see leadership qualities
in today`s Congress leaders. "The era of Gandhi, Nehru, Govind
Vallabh Pant is gone. Now, there is nobody," he said.
Hitting out at the Union Government for the 4.5 per
cent minority sub-quota within 27 per cent reservation,
Thackeray said the country will have to pay a very heavy
price for this decision. "Mark my words. It is preparation for
the country`s second partition," he said.
Blaming Ahmed Patel, AICC president Sonia Gandhi`s
political secretary, Thackeray said, "He is the man
responsible for the chaos."
Likening Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to a "wax
figure", Thackeray criticised him for "turning a deaf ear" to
the demand for making Belgaum a union territory till the
Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary dispute is settled by the
"He heard the issue during a meeting with the
all-party delegation from the state for only three minutes.
What kind of leadership is this? There is no study of the
issue," he said.