Ahmedbad: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray on Monday came out in open support of Gujarat Chief Minister and Hindutva poster-boy turned development guru Narendra Modi and termed him as a ideal prime ministerial candidate.
“Narendra bhai is an icon of development. The nation needs Modi to lead. I would like to see him as the next Prime Minister,” Thackeray said addressing a huge gathering of Modi’s supporters at Convocation Hall of Gujarat University where the Gujarat Chief Minister is undertaking his ‘sadbhavna’ fast.
“In the next election MNS MPs will support Modi’s candidature if BJP projects his as the Prime Ministerial candidate,” the MNS chief said.
Today is the last day of Modi’s three day sadbhavna fast to promote “peace, harmony and unity”.
Modi’s fast is being considered as an image-makeover for him for a bigger role at the national level.
Modi’s fast is being countered by his Congress rival and Modi`s one-time RSS colleague Shankarsinh Vaghela.