Mumbai: A day ahead of the elections Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had in an interview attacked PM Modi by saying that if a ‘tea seller' can become the Prime Minister then why cant I. This interview was to appear in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Saamna. But today, he took a complete u-turn by instead stating, “If a ‘common' man can become the Prime Minister then why cant I”
Shiv Sena's demand for the chief ministerial post for Uddhav Thackeray was one of the reasons behind the breaking of the Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance.
Ever since the alliance broke, leaders of both parties are hitting out at each other and blaming each other for the split. The bone of contention between parties was the seat-sharing for the Assembly elections.
The Sena was adamant on its demand to contest on at least 150, so was the BJP for 130 seats.