Thackeray salutes 'fearless voters' for defeating BJP

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS): Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray saluted the "fearless voters" who defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in four out of five Indian states, where results were declared on Tuesday.

In a hard-hitting reaction, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally said after the voters decided they do not want the BJP, they decisively rejected it.

"Without bothering to go into 'alternatives' (to the BJP), the voters in these four states have given their verdict, uprooted the BJP. What happens in future would be decided later. They have displayed this courage," Thackeray said.

He complimented the people of the four states for ushering in change without fear, irrespective of Electronic Voting Machines, money power, muscle power and the oft-repeated 'there is no alternative' factor, and showing the country a new direction.