We do not oppose development in Vidarbha but Maharashtra should not split: Uddhav Thackeray


Nation Next Newsroom | May 11, 2018 20:40

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, while speaking at a press conference in Nagpur, said that the party was not against the development in Vidarbha but Maharashtra should not split.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray at a press conference in Nagpur.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, while speaking at a press conference today in Nagpur, said that his party was not against the development in the Vidarbha region but Maharashtra should not be split into two. Thackeray was in Nagpur to take into stock his party’s preparation in all Lok Sabha constituencies in the Vidarbha region.

Speaking about the development in Vidarbha, Thackeray further said that the backlog in Vidarbha should be definitely taken care of. He also said that Shiv Sena as a party has always wanted development in Vidarbha and has always tried for the same. Speaking about how Maharashtra should not be split into two, Thackeray said that Vidarbha belongs to people and to Maharashtra.

Thackeray also spoke about the Nanar refinery project, which he suggested earlier as well, should be shifted to Vidarbha region. Speaking about the project, Thackeray said, that if the people of Vidarbha want the project to come to Vidarbha, if the region has the space for it and if development will take place because of the project, then the project should be brought to Vidarbha.

Reacting to the suicide of former ATS chief Himanshu Roy, Thackeray said that Roy was a good officer and his suicide has left him teary eyed.

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Speaking about EVM machines being used in the elections, the Shiv Sena chief said the while voting through the ballot system, a voter would know whom he voted. If the voter is not getting to know the same by using EVM machine then it’s an insult to democracy.

Thackeray also spoke about Shiv Sena’s support to BJP in the upcoming elections in Bhandra and Gondia. He said that the party has a strong candidate in Palghar and on the basis of which party supports the candidate, Shiv Sena would decide its strategy in Bhandara and Gondia.