After the culmination of the two-day meeting of the united opposition in Bengaluru, led by the Indian National Congress (INC), Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray expressed his sentiments, stating that the opposition was fighting for the country, which is one family.
“We have successfully concluded our second meeting. People are uniting against dictatorship. Mr. Kharge, you mentioned the name of our alliance, and we will proceed by adopting this name, as it represents India, our country, for which we are fighting,” Thackeray said, while speaking in front of leaders of all major opposition parties across the country.
“Some have questioned the diversity of our ideologies. In politics, ideologies should differ. That is what democracy is about,” the Shiv Sena (UBT) chief said.
“Some people believe that we are fighting for a particular family. Yes, we are fighting for the family. This country is our family,” Thackeray said in response to the BJP’s dynasty jibes.
“Our fight is not against any specific party or individual; it is against oppressive policies and dictatorship,” he said.
“Our freedom is at stake, and that is why we have come together. We firmly believe that we will achieve success. The people of this country are apprehensive about what lies ahead. We want to assure them, ‘Fear not, we are here!'” Thackeray said.
“There was a movie called ‘Main Hoon Na.’ We want to convey to them, ‘Hum Hain Na’ (we are here). There is no need to worry.”
Uddhav Thackeray emphasised that the Bengaluru meeting of the opposition was a success, and their next meeting will take place in Mumbai, Maharashtra.