Cong will meet Gujarat fate in 2014: Uddhav

Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said that it is impossible to defeat Narendra Modi in Gujarat and stated that in the 2014 state and general elections, the Congress will meet a fate similar to what it has met in Gujarat.

"Narendra Modi's win is historic. His win has shown that it is impossible to defeat him in Gujarat," Thackeray said. "This is a hat-trick of defeats for the Congress in Gujarat. I am sure that people of Maharashtra, taking into consideration the glory of Hindutva and Marathi pride would mete out a similar fate to the Congress," Thackeray said. Thackeray's statement has evoked some surprise in political circles as he and Modi are known to share an uneasy relationship. Thackeray is not very happy with the reference to Modi as the Hindu Hriday Samrat (Ruler of Hindu hearts) which the Sena stakes claim to a term coined originally for the late Sena chief Bal Thackeray.

Modi also shares a good relationship with Sena rival and MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Uddhav's cousin. Raj had attended Modi's Sadbhavna fast last year. Modi had also invited Raj to visit Gujarat to check out the progress the state has made.

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