Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday said that Maharashtra will decide the direction of the country and claimed that a “saffron storm will hit Delhi and uproot the dictatorship.”

Addressing the party workers at his residence `Matoshri` in Mumbai, Thackeray said “dictatorship cannot be an option” and it should be uprooted, newswire PTI reported.

Maharashtra will decide the direction of the country which will be to overthrow dictatorship, he said.

“A saffron storm will hit Delhi and uproot the dictatorship. Some people have questions about the opposition INDIA alliance, Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), but where is the option,” Thackeray said addressing the people from Marathwada who joined his party.

“Dictatorship cannot be an option and it should be uprooted,” he added.

Thackeray claimed that many Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and people from the Muslim community were joining his party.

Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader said there is no relation between “Mann ki Baat” and “Jan ki Baat”.

On Monday, Thackeray on Monday slammed the Maharashtra government alleging that investigation agencies are missing in the MLA Ganpat Gaikwad firing case. “Why no probe agency swung into action after BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad claimed that Chief Minister Eknath Shinde owes him crores of rupees”, Thackeray questioned, news wire PTI reported.

Speaking at a public rally in Rajapur, Ratnagiri, Thackeray said that he does not support the action of Ganpat Gaikwad but his claims cannot be ignored. The Thane BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad, is accused of firing at former KDMC corporator from Shiv Sena, Mahesh Gaikwad inside a police station in Ulhasnagar on Friday night. Before his arrest in connection with the firing incident, Ganpat Gaikwad on Friday said only criminals will be born in Maharashtra if Shinde is the chief minister, PTI report said.

“Shinde sahib betrayed Uddhav. He will betray the BJP. He owes me crores of rupees. Shinde should resign if Maharashtra has to be well-managed,” the MLA told a news channel. Thackeray asked, “Why has no action been taken against the chief minister when BJP MLA Ganpat Gaikwad has levelled serious allegations against him?, Thackeray asked during the rally in Konkan region on Monday.

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