Modi bhakts to cause his fall like Indira’s caused hers: Shiv Sena

The Sena's latest outburst was triggered by pro-Modi slogans of the BJP corporators renting the air during a cheque-handing ceremony at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters on Wednesday.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: July 7, 2017 6:45 pm
Narendra Modi, shiv sena, modi bhakts, modi supporters, Narendra Modi shiv sena, Indira Gandhi, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Express photo by Renuka Puri.

Incensed by pro-Narendra Modi slogans at a party-controlled BMC function on Wednesday, the Shiv Sena on Friday said “Modi bhakts (supporters)” would lead to his fall just like those of late PM Indira Gandhi led to hers. The Sena’s latest outburst was triggered by pro-Modi slogans of the BJP corporators renting the air during a cheque-handing ceremony at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters on Wednesday.

In the function, Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar had handed had over a cheque of the first tranche of the GST (Goods and Services Tax) compensation to the civic body on Wednesday. “Today, those who are unnecessarily shouting pro-Modi slogans, are actually maligning his image. There was a time when the slogans in the name of Indira Gandhi were chanted too. Her ‘bhakts’ had insulted the nation by shouting slogans like ‘Indira is India’ and that insult triggered a spark of revolution which culminated into her defeat,” the Sena said in an editorial in the party mouthpiece ‘Saamana.’

Sena said one should understand the difference between being proud of Narendra Modi and being frenzied about it. “The truth is that Indira Gandhi not only won the war against Pakistan in 1971 but also made Pakistan go down on their knees by dividing that country. We want to tell the BJP leadership that Gandhi still lost and that was because of the excessive ‘Indira bhakti’ (worship) displayed by her supporters,” the edit said.

At a time when the world was against Modi, the Sena stood by him whereas those who are now shouting pro-Modi slogans preferred to remain silent that time out of fear, it said. “Our friend (the BJP) should remain cautious of its own ‘bhakts.’ Those shouting pro-Modi slogans today may become the reason for his own downfall tomorrow,” the edit said. The function held at the civic body was attended by several leaders of the BJP and the Sena, including its chief Uddhav Thackeray.

When Mungantiwar was presenting the cheque, some BJP corporators and party workers started chanting “Modi-Modi,” prompting the ruling Sena camp to raise counter-slogans. During the ruckus, a BJP corporator was reportedly manhandled by some Sena workers. “What was the need to chant Modi’s name? The chief minister and the BJP president should ask themselves this question. This (GST compensation) money neither came from the BJP’s treasury nor will it go to the Sena’s treasury. The money will be used for the welfare of Mumbai,” the Sena said.

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    Jul 8, 2017 at 10:44 am
    Shiva Sena is just afraid that in the next election, it will be history. Just cannot digest Modi's success. Has no capacity to do positive things. Want power also as such remain in the governments at center and state but making these meaning less comments.
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      Rajasekhar G
      Jul 8, 2017 at 10:21 am
      These could be true bhakts of Modi and the country. True bhakts because of Modiji's inspiring decisions towards improvement of the country in all the aspects. Indiraji's bhakts are bhakts because of selfish ulterior motive. Just bhakts cannot make a good leader fall but it is the general people. I guess it's a common sense.
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        Bandarkar
        Jul 8, 2017 at 10:06 am
        Just continue to ignore the Sena. It will always be a far second. Shivaji sena is full of empty threats. Something very similar to MNS.
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          Ravindra
          Jul 8, 2017 at 8:10 am
          A genuine and appropriate adulation is good and should be encouraged. Quite natural for the other Party to get upset and to comment irrationally. This reaction ( of commenting) is not genuine and masks their true face and at ude ... and relationship .
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            Rabs Syed
            Jul 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm
            Absolutely correct
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              Lathor Honey Singh
              Jul 7, 2017 at 9:12 pm
              Does BJP/RSS hate Shiv senas chup chup ke?? IS THERE A COLD WAR going on???
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                Lathor Honey Singh
                Jul 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm
                Lol modi...
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                  Dharamvir Saihgal
                  Jul 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm
                  Had Bala saheb been alive today,he would have been one of the happiest persons on this planet.He would have said that he had realised his dream by seeing Modi Ji in power.It is really sad and disgusting that his descendants and followers don't relish Modi ji,in power.It has rightly been said that,"Wisdom is neither inheritance nor a legacy ".
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