Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray singled out the BJP and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for criticism stating that there has been no positive change in the country since the party came to power.
“The sense of insecurity among people has gone up despite the change in power. People now fear what will happen in the next moment,” Thackeray said, addressing a rally in Dombivali, as part of the party’s campaign for the upcoming civic elections in Kalyan Dombivali on November 1.
Thackeray lambasted the Fadnavis government, claiming that nothing occurred in the state without permission from Delhi. “Not a single thing happens in this state without the approval of Delhi. What is the difference between this government and the Congress rule? Interestingly, even permissions from Delhi are delayed as the Prime Minister is generally travelling outside the country,” Thackeray quipped.
The MNS chief further claimed that the BJP had promised acche din within 100 days of coming to power, but depite being at the helm for more than a year, nothing had changed in the country
Thackeray also spoke about his pet theme of increasing outsiders coming into the state. He also spoke about the growing presence of Nigerians in the country. “Why are we speaking about Pakistan when there are enemies of the country inside the country. All outsiders are trying to create an electoral base in this state. You have the menace of Nigerians in Mira Bhayandar. They peddle drugs and carry arms,” Thackeray thundered.
The MNS president also criticised the Jain community, saying that they are trying to become politically assertive. “These days everyone seems to be raising their heads. The Jains have started doing it. I have been told by a BJP leader that members of the Jain community are holding negotiations with the BJP seeking 40 per cent seats in the local elections. Why is this happening? Is this because of Shah and Modi coming to power?” Thackeray wondered.
Thackeray also took a dig at the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance saying that the two parties should take a ‘divorce’ if they are not comfortable together.