Coming down heavily on Uddhav Thackeray for critisising Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies including demonetisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the Centre does not need a certificate from the Shiv Sena that only ‘screams and writes editorials’.
“Uddhav ji has passed many comments on our Prime Minister and I don’t think we need a certificate from the Shiv Sena that only screams and writes editorials.
The people of this country and the people of Maharashtra have given a mandate and a verdict and that is the expression and the mandate for PM Modi and Devendra Fernandis,” BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI.
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray had earlier criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies including demonetisation, saying it does not matter how wide his chest is, but he should have a heart inside.
Hitting out at the Centre’s demonetisation move, the Shiv Sena chief said no affluent person died because of ‘notebandi’.
“Did affluent people die because of notebandi? Nearly 200 persons lost their lives while standing in the queues. One of them was a jawan of BSF,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter to me how many inches wide his chest is, but he should have a heart inside his chest,” a press release quoted Uddhav as having told the channel.
Earlier, after severing all ties with the BJP for civic polls, Uddhav Thackeray had hinted at pulling back support to the Devendra Fadanvis led government in the state.
Meanwhile, relations between Shiv Sena and BJP have never been this strained as there is hardly any issue where the Sena has extended support towards the Centre or State Government.