"Today they do not have PM candidate and these people talk about improving the condition of the country....first go and search for a leader," the Sena chief said.
Pawar was addressing a rally at Manchar in support of NCP's candidate from Shirur Lok Sabha constituency Dr Amol Kolhe.
Addressing a rally at Satara in western Maharashtra, Thackeray also took a dig at the sitting NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale who is in the fray against Sena's Narendra Patil.
Thakur is under fire for claiming that Karkare died in the attack as she had "cursed" him for "torturing" her.
'Congress-NCP alliance is leaderless and rudderless... They even struggled to find candidates,' he said.
Addressing a poll rally here, Thackeray said the 'garibi hatao' (banish povery) slogan was coined by the Congress chief's grandmother (then Prime Minister) Indira Gandhi and thereafter, only the poverty of his family had been eradicated and not of people.
Thackeray embarked on a road show from Naigoan naka. and visited social and religious places. He also went to a Gurudwara and later had a dialogue with the Sikh community.
The first meeting will be held at Amravati at 12.30 pm and the second joint meeting will be held at 3 pm at Nagpur on Friday.
The parties have also decided on a 50-50 arrangement for the assembly polls
The two leaders are slated to address a joint press conference later Monday night where a formal announcement on continuation of the alliance is expected, a senior BJP leader said.
According to reports, the basic structure of the alliance has been worked out but the final numbers could see last-minute adjustments
Thackeray said, 'The issues of alliances, elections will be there. But Pakistan must not be allowed to go scot- free. It should be taught a befitting lesson.'
Fadnavis, who was on Vidarbha tour, cancelled some of his programmes scheduled for Thursday evening and rushed back to Mumbai to meet Thackeray after the Sena chief indicated that he would like to meet, sources said.
The telephonic conservation between Fadnavis and Thackeray took place after a meeting Monday in Mantralaya between striking BEST union functionaries and state chief secretary D K Jain failed to break the deadlock.
The Sena controls the BMC apart from being a partner in the BJP-led Maharashtra government.
He also termed the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (crop insurance scheme) as "Fasavnuk Yojana" (Fraud Scheme).
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's frequent foreign tours, he said mere speeches and announcements will not help the public, and demanded that the BJP-led government solve farmers' problems before looking at alliance talks for the forthcoming elections.
During his visit to Beed district in the region, Thackeray will hand over 100 cattle fodder-laden trucks and other essential supplies to farmers, a Sena leader said.
Upping the ante on the Ayodha issue, he said a discussion on Ram temple in Parliament will reveal the stand of NDA partners and also opposition parties.
The Sena leader, whose party is a constituent of the BJP-led governments at the Centre and state, was addressing a public rally in Solapur district.
The party said although the decision to provide relief to onion farmers was good, the government needed to ensure that its implementation was done in a speedy manner.
After the December 11 rout in the Hindi heartland, the BJP is on the back foot. The BJP-Shiv Sena are likely to form an alliance for 2019 polls, but not before Uddhav Thackeray shows who has the upper hand
Thackeray in a statement said, "I congratulate the courage of the voters who did not think about the useless question of who would be the choice (to the ruling parties in five states)."
Patel, who had a run-in with the Centre over RBI's autonomy, resigned from his post earlier in the day with immediate effect.
The Sena chief said that if the temple is not made perhaps this government will also not last but the temple will definitely be made