Modi flays Pawar over Shivaji legacy issue

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on October 09, 2014 Published on October 09, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again took on NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday for raising the issue of Chatrapati Shivaji’s legacy.

Addressing a massive election campaign rally here, Modi said Shivaji is a national icon and has been an inspirational person, so Pawar should not raise objections.

“Sharad Rao (Pawar), if you had so much love for Shivaji, why you could not make a huge memorial for Shivaji earlier? Today when the elections are at hand that you have remembered Shivaji. Same is the issue with the memorial for Babasaheb Ambedkar,” he said.

Referring to Sharad Pawar and his nephew Ajit Pawar, Modi said that the winds are changing for the uncle and nephew. Because of their politics, people are dissatisfied and therefore the BJP should be voted to power with full majority in the State, he added.

“Politics is changing very fast in India, it is entering into new age. You cannot weigh with old scales. All old equations have changed and vote bank and caste based politics is no longer valid,” Modi said.

Published on October 09, 2014
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