Sena takes on BJP at Centre, Maharashtra: Tells Modi ‘don’t malign India from abroad’

"The Prime Minister garnered applause for speaking on how corrupt India is. This is like maligning the reputation of the country on foreign soil," the editorial said.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: June 9, 2016 2:29 am
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The Shiv Sena Wednesday launched a frontal attack on the central and the state government. The party in the morning attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to refrain from maligning the country on foreign soil. Later in the day, it criticised the BJP-led state government saying the present disposition was worse than the administration of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

The party in its mouthpiece Saamana rebuked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for speaking about corruption in the country on foreign soil. “The Prime Minister garnered applause for speaking on how corrupt India is. (He is) maligning the reputation of the country on foreign soil,” the editorial said. It also questioned whether scams in BJP-ruled states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat could be attributed to the Gandhi family. “Since Modi is the face of the nation, other countries might believe what he speaks and take decisions based on that which might affect the financial condition of India. Jibes at opposition should be taken within the country itself,” it added.

Later in the day, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut stated that the present state government was worse than the rule of the Nizam. “Rulers worse than the Nizam have ruled Maharashtra. However, this time the fight is with someone who is the father of the Nizam,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said while addressing a a party gathering in Aurangabad. He also stated that the prime minister has been travelling all over but has refrained from visiting drought-hit Marathwada.

In reply, the BJP claimed that Sena should realise it shares equal responsibility for the decisions.

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  1. B
    Bijan Mohanty
    Jun 8, 2016 at 4:09 pm
    For a seasoned politician like Mr. Modi, such derogatory remark against India on foreign soil is least expected.
    1. K
      Keshav sharma
      Jun 8, 2016 at 7:35 pm
      All parties have corrupt men and Modi's party is not an exception his attempt to build a Super Human image he is demeaning our country which he must refrain from.
      1. S
        Jun 9, 2016 at 5:59 am
        When Kanhaiyya asks for freedom from social evils he is booked for sedition, when Modi says he is ashamed to be an Indian and keeps criticizing India abroad, he is hailed as progressive. There is something really wrong with this govt.