While cautioning his party workers against ‘excessive use’ of social media, Thackeray poked fun at the Prime Minister over making ‘tall promises’
    
Addressing a meet of party's youth wing, Thackeray asked MNS activists not to get carried away while using the social media.

"Politics is in existence since long before the social media was born," Raj told the meet.
    
Referring to a joke that were doing the rounds on social media, he said, “When a husband promised her wife to “bring saree, jewellery, take her to a world tour, the wife replied don't make tall promises like Modi.”

He noted that the social media's charms were now lost on the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and now people have started criticizing the party on various social media fora for broken promises.

The BJP and Modi made extensive use of social media platforms like Twitter, blogs and Facebook to campaign, air views and inform the voters before the Lok Sabha elections, which reaped rich political dividends for the party.

During the campaign for Lok Sabha elections, the MNS chief had surprised everyone by coming in strong support for Modi while vehemently attacking other parties including Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP.


‘My son is not a rocket to be launched’

Thackeray also dismissed reports that his son Amit would be joining politics and might be made the chief of the party's students’ wing.

Amit was also present during the MNS's youth wing meeting.

"Believe me, don't believe the media reports. My son Amit is not a rocket which will be launched. We will bring him into politics at the right time," Thackeray said, dismissing reports that his son might join active politics to counter Aditya Thackeray, son of Shiv Sena president and Raj's estranged cousin, Uddhav Thackeray.

Aditya Thackeray is currently the chief of Shiv Sena youth wing.

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