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No ambition of becoming CM: Uddhav

September 28, 2009 16:18 IST
Ending the decade long Congress-Nationalist Party 'misrule' is more important than pursuing personal ambitions like being the Chief Minister, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday.

Thackeray (49) was responding to a question on whether he was the Sena-BJP's choice for Chief Minister if the saffron combine comes back to power. "I don't have personal ambitions. An issue like being Chief Minister is very small when compared to the hardships faced by people during the Congress-NCP misrule which I discovered during my various tours across the state," Thackeray said.

He said the saffron alliance will review several 'anti-people' decisions of the Congress-NCP coalition if voted to power. Giving an example of an 'anti people' decision he said, "The airstrip in Gondia was constructed after acquiring agricultural land of farmers and they were not compensated at all."

Gondia is the home district of Civil Aviation minister Praful Patel. When asked about rebels in fray, Thackeray said voters will not entertain them. "People want to vote out the incumbent government and will support the Sena-BJP. Voters have realised that the ruling coalition partners don't fulfill promises," he said.

Image: Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray

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