It claimed that while Modi emphasised on his government’s development credentials, he overlooked the slide in the Indian rupee, which has hit an all-time low against the US dollar.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will talk about the achievements of his government since the Lok Sabha polls are a few months away.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamana, the Sena said that the PM has suddenly started to give interviews through emails and did not speak to journalists face to face.
“We will not let the movie be released here in Vadodara if they continue with the same name. We do not have an issue with the movie, but the name of the movie is a disregard for the Hindu culture,” said Tejas Brahmbhatt, spokesperson, Shiv Sena Vadodara.
Claiming that PM Modi was a “friend” of journalists till the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena alleged that the prime minister had not addressed a single press conference after becoming the prime minister.
Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has in the past few months toured Aurangabad, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik districts to interact with the party’s elected representatives and district leaders in view of the upcoming polls.
In May, bypolls to the Palghar and Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituencies were held and the seats were won by the BJP and the NCP, respectively.
Addressing students, teachers and parents, Joshi said, “Character is more important than education and money. Those who take utmost care of their character, education and finances are blessed.”
While the Maratha community was agitating in Maharashtra, the Modi government, in the Make in India initiative, has enacted a caste-based law, keeping an eye on the polls,” said Saamana editorial.
“The issue is not about Hindutva… but is also related to national security and Hindu culture…,” said Sena, adding that the government should roll out red carpet to Kashmiri Pandits.
Banerjee extended an invite to Thackeray for the January 19, 2019, rally, during her meeting with Sena’s parliamentary party leader Sanjay Raut at TMC office in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Had the chief minister agreed to talk to the Maratha community when it all started with some people protesting in Parli (Beed district), the subsequent events would not have taken place, the Sena said.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said that he is ready to accept the ‘one-nation and one-election’ idea, but the Prime Minister, Chief Ministers and ministers should stay away from election campaigning like government officials who are barred from campaigning.
“The people have been cheated. If we had not taken part in the government, the BJP would have come to power by breaking the Congress and NCP like it broke the Congress and Trinamool Congress in Tripura,” said the Shiv Sena chief.