Shiv Sena chief Thackeray's statement on Kejriwal surfaced just a day after the latter's historic debut in Indian politics with Delhi election. With a magnificent numbers, Kejriwal's party -- Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) managed to win 28 seats. Kejriwal even defeated former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit contesting from New Delhi constituency.
Citing AAP's emergence in the political scenario, Thackeray wrote, "A strong young man called Kejriwal successfully fought a strong challenge from Congress and Narendra Modi."
Kejriwal successfully fought a strong challenge from Congress and Narendra Modi
Continuing his praise for Kejriwal, Thackeray also added, "this (AAP) challenge is not limited to Delhi. It's a challenge for all political parties across the country."
Shiv Sena is one among the oldest allies of BJP in NDA. Now, Thackeray's statement in the editorial may irk BJP as it seems to be underlying Modi's impact on aam aadmi of the country.
Kejriwal and his party's magnificent performance in the Delhi assembly poll did not only jerk allies of opposition but impressed UPA allies too.
Jammu Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah on Sunday turned up to micro-blogging site Twitter saying, "Notes to self for 2014 never underestimate the underdog/newcomer with a fresh face and message."
Even Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi too admitted that he has many things to learn from AAP. IN his speech after poll debacle, Rahul said, "The Aam Aadmi Party involved a lot of non-traditional people and we will learn from that."