BJP bristles as Uddhav showers praise on AAP

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on February 10, 2015

Uddhav Thackeray

The thumping victory of the AAP in Delhi Assembly election has created new tension in the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra.

In a direct attack on the Prime Minister, Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray said on Tuesday the people of Delhi have unleashed a tsunami against the Modi wave.

Thackeray told reporters here that he wanted to congratulate the residents of Delhi for voting decisively. They have shown that a tsunami is bigger than any Modi wave. The Delhi voters must have been under pressure by powerful lobbies, yet they voted unanimously in favour of the AAP, he said.

He added that if an invitation is sent for the swearing-in ceremony of the AAP government, he would attend it. Thackeray and his son Aditya, who heads the youth wing of the party, called up Arvind Kejriwal to congratulate him.

When questioned by media whether the Delhi election was a mandate against Narendra Modi, Thackeray said it was an anti-Modi mandate and people’s reaction on unfulfilled promises.

The AAP’s election victory has proved once again that the people of the country should not be taken for granted, he added.

Quick to retort

The BJP’s Mumbai unit president Ashish Shelar was quick to retort that if Thackeray wants to target top leaders of the BJP, then he must first show the courage to quit the government in Maharashtra and at the Centre. Thackeray must first worry about the defeat in local elections in Palghar of Thane district where it fought against the BJP, he said.

Shelar also pointed that the Sena got power in Maharashtra only because of the BJP. Therefore, Thackeray must not worry about New Delhi. He should be more anxious about the happening in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra, he said.

Published on February 10, 2015
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