News Karnataka
Wednesday, August 17 2022

Sena attacks PM over Thackeray remarks

Photo Credit :

Mumbai: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he won’t criticise the Shiv Sena out of respect for its founder Bal Thackeray, the Sena on Monday hit back, saying the “real tribute” to the late Thackeray would have been to continue with the BJP-Sena alliance.

“We are happy to learn that he (Modi) has respect for Balasaheb in his heart… Then why did the Bharatiya Janata Party broke the 25-year-old alliance in Maharashtra?” the Sena asked in an editorial in its mouthpiece “Saamana”.

It said the strong ties built on Hindutva started by Bal Thackeray were snapped only on the issue of seat sharing in the Maharashtra assembly elections.

“Where was your respect for Balasaheb when the BJP broke the alliance? If the BJP had shown maturity by keeping the alliance intact, that would (have been) the genuine tribute for Balasaheb,” it said.

The Sena also took potshots at BJP leaders for proclaiming their love for Chhatrapati Shivaji though they had never celebrated his anniversary once in their lifetime.

“This is a sheer insult, and even Chhatrapati Shivaji’s soul must be getting distressed in Raigad Fort (the site of his Samadhi memorial),” the Sena said.

The Sena also took umbrage at Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s invitation to businesses in Maharashtra to shift to Gujarat.

“The Congress-NCP looted Maharashtra… The BJP is casting a covetous eye on Maharashtra’s resources… Such a statement (by Patel) also tantamounts to looting.

“The people of the state are well aware of the hidden looters who speak one thing and do another,” the editorial said.

Suggesting a conspiracy to divide Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena asked why no BJP leaders had spoken on the subject.

“The BJP is trying to break it (the state) by creating Vidarbha… Why has not Modi even once in Mumbai or Maharashtra said the state will not be split?”

It warned – what the Congress did not dare to do and earlier Morarji Desai could not achieve — that the BJP, “which backstabbed us by breaking the alliance”, is hell bent on breaking Maharashtra.

The party also reiterated its objections to Modi’s proposed 20 public rallies in the state for the Oct 15 polls.

“The Congress-NCP has destroyed Maharasthra… He need not waste his time as prime minister to come and inform us all this in the blazing heat.”


Share this:
Support NewsKarnataka's quality independent journalism with a small contribution.

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Visit 7Jackpots and find the best online casinos in India! Play the most popular casino games for real money!

Find the best odds at 10Cric and ipl betting 2021! Signup today and get up to a 100% deposit bonus.

Subscribe Newsletter

Get latest news karnataka updates on your email.

To get the latest news on WhatsApp