Shiv Sena taunts PM Modi: Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘56 inch chest’ comment, Shiv Sena has targeted Modi on the birth anniversary of Bal Thackeray. Shive Sena taunted Modi in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna saying Bal Thackeray stood by him when there were plans of eradicating him from Gujarat’s CM post.
Balasaheb Thackeray personified courage & emerged as a voice for the aspirations of many people. Tributes to him on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2017
Balasaheb had backed me when I was expected to out from Gurajat CM’s post
“After the Godhra riots, (former PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee was about to oust Modi from Gujarat CM’s post but it was Balasaheb who staunchly backed him then. It was very courageous of Balasaheb to support Modi at the time,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.
“The (late) Sena supremo never revealed the size of his chest but Pakistan and enemies of the nation got jittery by the mention of his mere name. He was an invisible force that kept extremist forces at bay,” Sena said on Thackeray’s 91st birth anniversary.
Shiv Sena taunts PM Modi: The both are constant oppositions despite an alliance among them
“The (late) Sena supremo Bal Thackeray was firm on his ideals. He did not believe in duping people in the name of democracy,” it said.
Despite collaboration amid them in Mumbai and at the Center, BJP and Shiv Sena have been in constant opposition to each other. PM Modi had paid tribute to Thackeray on his birth anniversary.