Conceding that Aam Aadmi Party, under Arvind Kejriwal's leadership, performed a miracle in the recent Assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said ally BJP should have formed minority government in Delhi.
"BJP got 32 seats. They could have formed a minority government. We feel that it would have been nice had they done so," Uddhav said.
"If AAP government is able to provide free water and power at concessional rate, it would be said that the same was possible for the BJP government too," he said, in an editorial in his party mouthpiece 'Saamana' here.
"It has to be accepted that AAP performed a miracle in Delhi. The common people in Delhi and government employees voted for AAP," he said.
"Our democracy is wonderful. It is not certain behind which 'pungi wala' it will run. (Pungi, also called the been, or bin is a wind instrument played by snake charmers in India). Now, it is Kejriwal who is playing the pungi and the people of Delhi are swaying (to the tune)," he said.
"One's competence is not proved by routinely branding others as agents and corrupt. Those who govern must behave like rulers and rule," the Sena leader said.
"Once upon a time, Lalu Prasad Yadav showed the same zeal which Kejriwal is showing today. He had also created an aura by playing the pungi. The same Lalu could not do anything when he had power in Bihar and is now jailed on corruption charges," he said.
There was a huge crowd at Ramlila Maidan to witness Kejriwal ministry's swearing-in, Uddhav said, adding, "There are certain techniques to gather crowds. If these techniques are used carefully, the crowds gather."