Thackeray added that while a retort to this statement should have come from Pakistan, People’s Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti instead reacted. “The Opposition is in favour of Pakistan,” he claimed.
Sena leaders say the sight of Uddhav sharing stage with Modi will be difficult for them to digest after his repeated verbal assaults. They, however, concede that Uddhav this time has no option than to praise the PM as he would be addressing the rally before the latter does.
The two leaders will address a public gathering at Ausa in Latur in support of the alliance candidates in that district and Osmanabad, where polling will be held on April 18, BNP spokesman Keshav Upadhyay said on Sunday.
Uddhav Thackeray further said that the opposition parties do not have a face for the PM candidate. “I don’t think the time has come to install someone else instead of Modi as Prime Minister,” he said, adding that Modi has certainly done some good things and created the image of a decision-making government.
After announcing the list, Sena leader Subash Desai said the party has focussed on the candidates’ elective merit and also taken into consideration the views of local leaders. He said there was resentment against sitting Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad.
Uddhav Thackeray reiterated that Sena and BJP have taken up the responsibilities equally for the 2019 polls. He explained how Sena’s criticism against BJP never came in the way of public welfare projects.
With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.
Two days after the break-up of its 25-year-old alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray broke his silence on Saturday September 27 and addressed a rally at the Mahalakshmi Race course in Mumbai.