Sonia, Manmohan Singh terrorists? Bal Thackeray shocks all!

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Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai, Sep 15: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi have been targeted by different groups or individuals at different times over several issues. But the latest criticism by the Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray might be one of the worst one.

Slamming UPA government and its decision about diesel price hike, Mr Thackeray on Saturday, Sep 15 compared the prime minister and the Congress president with terrorists.

In an editorial of Shiv Sena's mouthpiece, Saamana, Mr Thackeray said, "Kasab killed 200 people. Now, at least 30 crore poor people in the country have been devastated in the Manmohan Singh-Sonia Gandhi-led terror strike."

Mr Thackeray's shocking criticism surfaced when the veteran leader figured out the flaws and faults of the government and how it has failed to control price rise in the country under Manmohan Singh's regime.

Mr Thackeray did not even spare UPA's allies - Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal and DMK led by M Karunanidhi in Tamil Nadu.

Challenging Mamata Banerjee and other allies of UPA, who have raised their voices against recent fuel price hike in the country, Mr Thackeray said, "If Mamata has any guts, she should quit the government, instead of just voicing her opposition to the price hike. DMK and NCP have also created an illusion that they are pro-people by condemning the hike."

Earlier on Friday, Trinamool Congress gave a 72-hour deadline to the UPA government for roll back of FDI in multibrand retail and diesel price hike and convened an emergent meeting of the party's parliamentary party on Sep 18.

"We are giving a 72-hour deadline to roll back the decisions. We will discuss and take a tough stand at the TMC parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday if the government does not listen to us," TMC General Secretary and Railway minister Mukul Roy was quoted as saying.

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