Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s son Aaditya Thackeray on Saturday said while all parties have ambitions and want to succeed, he does not want to chase a dream of attaining a post at the cost of losing out on enjoying the process.
“If I start chasing a dream of getting a post, I will never enjoy the process,” Aaditya Thackeray said in response to a question on whether he wants to become the chief minister or deputy chief minister of Maharashtra.
Aaditya Thackeray was speaking at the India Today Conclave 2019 in Mumbai on Saturday.
During his recent Jan Aashirvad yatra across Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena cadres were projecting Aaditya Thackeray as the chief ministerial candidate. However, Aaditya Thackeray never publicly expressed these ambitions.
Asked about why he doesn’t express his ambitions like Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Aaditya Thackeray said, “There is no hiding of ambitions. But for me, if I start running after a dream…say a post…I will never enjoy the process.”
He said, “The process is chasing a dream, the process is getting elected at some point, the process is being part of the process and getting your part to power. Every party has right to dream big. The BJP dreamt of having a prime minister when they had just two Mps and look what they have today.”
Aaditya Thackeray said the Shiv Sena does have the dream of having a chief minister one day.
Meanwhile, speaking earlier at the India Today Conclave 2019 Mumbai, Devendra Fadnavis said there is no doubt that he (Fadnavis) will be the next CM.
When asked about Aaditya Thackeray, Fadnavis said, It is a positive sign that at such a young age he is expressing his views on issues and travelling the state. It is good that he wants to part of active politics.
“As far as making him deputy chief minister, this will be decided by the Shiv Sena. In the last cabinet expansion too I told Shiv Sena if they want to make anyone deputy CM, I have no objection. But they said very little time is left (before the election) so they don’t want the post at present.”
Input: India Today