NEW DELHI: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has said the country is heading towards social unease if solutions on economic front are not found.
'The time has come for all the political parties to decide whether they want political success for the sake of it or for finding solutions on the economic front. Social unrest would be a harsh word to describe it, but the country is heading for social unease for sure," he said.
Speaking on the occasion of the 55th foundation day of his party, Thackeray said politicians must make up leave aside cynical politics for country's betterment.
"The time has also come to decide whether we want political power for finding solutions to people's problems (or for something else). If we indulge in cynical politics without giving a thought to the ways to find solutions to economic and health challenges before us, then we are in serious trouble,” he said.
Thackeray's Shiv Sena has been running a coalition government with Congress and NCP in Maharashtra, which has often allowed its opponents, primarily the BJP, to question Sena's Hindutva credentials.
"Hindutva is not a company which, as they say, was left by Shiv Sena because we formed govt (with Congress & NCP). Hindutva comes from the heart," said Thackeray.
"Some people want to know till when this government will last, that we'll see. But at present, we've to work for the poor," said Thackeray.
He said his party has emerged stronger than before and said some people are having "stomach ache" due to losing power.
"They should take care of themselves. I can't give them medicines but I will give them political medicine," said Thackeray.
(With inputs from agencies)