Indira Gandhi was a woman with guts: Thackeray
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His political differences with Congress notwithstanding, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray admires Indira Gandhi as a "woman with guts" who had the capability to govern.
Thackeray was replying to a question as to who he thought was the best Prime Minister of India, in an interview published in party mouthpiece Saamana today.
"When Indira Gandhi won the Bangladesh war, even Vajpayee (Atal Behari Vajpayee) hailed her as an avatar of Goddess Durga," Thackeray recalled. The late Prime Minister was a "woman who had guts and knew how to rule", he said.
Thackeray, however, was critical of her for imposition of Emergency in 1975.
On Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Thackeray said,"He is an intelligent man, but very mild."
Launching a personal attack on Rahul Gandhi, the Shiv Sena chief questioned the Congress leader's ability to become Prime Minister.
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