Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, who was present on the stage in a rally organized before the nomination of BJP national president Amit Shah, aimed at the opposition. Uddhav Thackeray said on this occasion that many parties were happy to see the rift between the BJP and the Shiv Sena that the two parties of the same ideology were quarreling. But when Amit Shah came to meet him and talked to him, all differences were dispelled. While praising PM Narendra Modi, he tainted the opposition that there are 56 parties in the coalition, but it is not known who their leader is.
Apart from Uddhav Thackeray, several veterans were present on the forum including Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Prakash Singh Badal and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder Ram Vilas Paswan.
At the rally, Home Minister Rajnath Singh called Amit Shah the successor of L K Advani. At the same time Shah said that he will not leave any stone unturned to advance Advani’s legacy. Rajnath also raised the question that when the credit of Partition of Pakistan be given to the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1971 war, why the PM Modi can not be praised for air strikes in Pakistan? He said that then Atal Bihari Vajpayee had also praised Indira Gandhi.