With focus on 'Mission 150' for the forthcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today expressed confidence that the traditional 'puja' at Pandharpur next year would be performed by Chief Minister of Sena-BJP alliance. "Definitely. It would be performed by Chief Minister from Shiv Sena and the saffron alliance," Uddhav told reporters when asked whether he would perform the 'Ashadhi Ekadashi puja' as CM next year.
Traditionally, Maharashtra Chief Minister performs the puja at the temple of Lord Vitthal and Rukmini at Pandharpur in western part of the state every year. This year, the Ashadhi Ekadashi puja is to be held tomorrow. Uddhav said the manifesto of the saffron alliance would focus on welfare of warkaris and upgradation of facilities being provided to them.
"There is no point in talking to this government now. Next government is definitely ours," he said. 'Mission 150' is an initiative of Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, who has activated the youth, students and other affiliated wings of the party to do the ground work for Assembly elections. "We have a mission to win 150 seats at any cost and make Uddhavji Chief Minister," a senior Sena official said.