Did I ask for stars and moon?: Uddhav on the breaking of ties with BJP

MUMBAI: The prime minister, whose party severed ties with the BJP after state elections, said Monday that if someone breaks a promise, the pain and anger are obvious.

No, I was not surprised, Thackeray said in an interview with Shiv Sena Saamana spokesman while talking about forming an alliance with the PCN and becoming the prime minister of Maharashtra.

I am a son of ( Balasaheb Thackeray ), several people tried to surprise me but were unsuccessful. This is a field where you have to accept at the beginning that there will be a little push and pull, Thackeray said.

He added that accepting the post of prime minister was not a shock to him and it was not his dream at any time.

But I can say one thing for sure that I had decided to go to any level to fulfil the promise which I made to Balasaheb Thackeray. I want to further clear it that me becoming chief minister is not the fulfilling of the promise made to Shiv Sena Pramukh but it's just a step towards that. I will fulfil every promise which I made to my father, Uddhav Thackeray said.

There are several types of shock. People liked it or not, it is the important part. I have talked about this issue (alliance with the PCN and Congress) several times and even people have understood this. Making promises and keeping them are two different things. If someone breaks a promise, the pain and anger are obvious, he added.

The prime minister said he doesn't know if BJP has been shocked so far or not.

But I have to say that if they had fulfilled their promise of what would have happened, what great thing would they have asked for? Did I ask for stars and moon? I just asked what was decided before the Lok Sabha polls, when we decided the distribution seat, he said.

He also said: Maharashtra and the country are watching (who betrayed/surprised who), I don't need to say much about this.

Soon after the assembly election results, Shiv Sena demanded rotation of the chief minister's post and equal power-sharing in the state government, which was rejected by then ally BJP. The weeks of political stalemate led to the imposition of President's rule on November 13.

Sign in its demands, Sena, the second largest party in the state, did not hesitate to improvise with the ideological opponents, the PCN and Congress, and was granted the post of prime minister.