Taking a cue from this, Tawde said that the NCP chief had said that Mr Modi was attacking him as he had united the Opposition parties.
Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said that the Congress should clarify whether it wanted Raj Thackeray to address a public rally or not. The BJP also said that the Pawar family was infested with disputes. Mr Pawar is feeling uneasy as the sword of Tihar was hanging (over his head), said BJP leader and education minister Vinod Tawde.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gondia Thursday alleged that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders “were unable to sleep as their sleep had been jailed in Delhi's Tihar jail”.
Taking a cue from this, Mr Tawde said that the NCP chief had said that Mr Modi was attacking him as he had united the Opposition parties.
The BJP leader raised a question over the united Opposition. He asked whether Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal were part of the Mahagathbandhan. Sta-ting that the alliance that had been sealed was like saying that the Pawar family was united, he said. He also ridiculed Mr Pawar’s claim that the Pawar family was united as Rohit Pawar, Parth Pawar, Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule were each saying different things.
Mr Tawde said, “Mr Pawar is making such a statement in his interview as he is feeling the unease of the sword of Tihar which is hanging over his head.”
Getting back at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his jibe over sending the chowkidar to jail, the education minister said that when Mr Gandhi’s own brother-in-law (Robert Vadra) was on his way to jail, he should not speak such language.
The minister said that as the NCP chief had claimed in an interview, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s public rally was in demand by the Congress party, which had opposed MNS’ inclusion in the maha aghadi.
“The Congress should show courage and say that they want Mr Thackeray’s rally,” said Mr Tawde.