Maharashtra Election Shocker: Uddhav Thackeray drags Modi's father into controversy

Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai, Oct 14: Just a day before assembly elections in Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray got personal as the Shiv Sena supremo dragged Prime Minister Narendra Modi's father into the controversy over BJP-Shiv Sena break up.

Modi, the then Gujarat Chief Minister, could not have won Lok Sabha elections in May 2014 on his own, claimed Thackeray in an editorial published on Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamna'.

Criticising Modi and his government at the centre, Thackeray also claimed that now when Modi is the PM, he does not recognise the Maharashtra party anymore. Thackeray's statement pointed at the time when Shiv Sena leaders could not find any major role in Modi's cabinet.

Modi could not have become PM without Shiv Sena's support: Uddhav Thackeray

Continuing to comment on Modi, the Sena chief added that if his party would not have extended support, even Modi's father, Damodardas, could not have won majority in Lok Sabha elections.

Thackeray was quoted as saying, "They (BJP) want to know who is our real enemy? The Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are like dead snakes and pose no threat to us. It is our one-time friend's 'fraud' we shall expose before the people of Maharashtra. It is our duty."

Maharashtra will go to assembly polls on Wednesday, Oct 15 and results will be announced on Sunday, Oct 19. The results will be interesting two major allies broke their relations just ahead of the poll. While BJP broke its 25-year-old ally with Shiv Sena, Congress too parted its way from NCP.

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