MUMBAI: Shiv Sena's youth wing president Aditya Thackeray sees the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is considering to contest 2017 Mumbai civic polls, as a healthy competition.
Shiv Sena, in coalition with BJP, has been in power in Asia's richest civic body for the last two decades.
"Not in terms of the work we have done now and what we will achieve by then, but there must be healthy competition always," Aditya told NDTV in an interview on Tuesday when asked if he saw AAP as a competition.
The 24-year old son of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said his party had already congratulated AAP for its astounding victory in the Delhi assembly polls.
"We have already congratulated them as it is the vote of the people. The 95 percent victory margin is huge and as from any government, there are lots of hopes from them. Every state government should succeed well," he said.
Replying to a question on whether he had learnt anything from the stunning electoral success of India's youngest political party, Aditya said, "There is a lot to learn from every victory and defeat. Every party should learn from victories and defeats and that's what we are doing."