Son Sena boss, Thackeray against dynastic politics

Thackeray`s son Uddhav is executive prez of Shiv Sena & his grandson Aditya is Yuva Sena`s boss.

Updated: Mar 21, 2011, 17:51 PM IST

Mumbai: The political outfit founded by
him may have his son as its executive president and grandson
as chief of its youth wing, but Shiv Sena patriarch Bal
Thackeray is against dynastic politics practised by Congress.

"The whole political fabric of the country has been
spoilt by the Congress..there is dynasty," Thackeray lamented
in an interview published in his party mouthpiece `Saamana`

While Thackeray`s son Uddhav is the executive
president of Shiv Sena, his grandson Aditya is the boss of
party`s youth wing, Yuva Sena.

In the interview, Bal Thackeray also criticised
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, saying she has no achievement
to her credit.

Maintaining that elections and democracy have been
the been bane of India, Thackeray said his party was opposed
to the electronic voting machines (EVMs).

"Elections and democracy are the bane of this country.
The poll process is the foundation of corruption and needs to
be changed," he said.

"There is a fraud in the EVMs, Thackeray said. "We
have decided firmly..we will vote as earlier, by stamping the
(ballot) paper. We don`t want your EVMs," Thackeray said.

Asked if he sometimes repents being in politics in the
backdrop of all the corruption cases going around, Thackeray
said "I am not in politics. I am a political cartoonist."

"I feel enraged looking at the present situation. My
hands do not work as earlier or else I would have drawn
cartoons riling them," he said.