UP chief minister said that Balasaheb was the person who had given a befitting reply to country’s traitors.
Mumbai: In a direct attack on its party’s ally Shiv Sena, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that the Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s soul must be in pain and anguish after looking at Sena’s current situation which has ‘backstabbed’ the BJP.
“Mr Balasaheb never backstabbed anyone, and he must be hurt because his party has backstabbed BJP,” Mr Yogi said. Addressing a public rally in Virar in the run-up to the Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll on May 28, the UP chief minister said that Balasaheb was the person who had given a befitting reply to country’s traitors. But looking at the current situation of the Shiv Sena, he would have been in pain.
He also compared Sena with Afzal Khan. “Shiv Sena is using the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj but taking forward the path of Afzal Khan.”
Afzal khan served the Adil Shah dynasty of Bijapur and fought against Shivaji.
Amid the slogans of Jai Shri Ram, Mr Yogi also sought to establish the cultural bond and relationship between Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. He started his speech by greeting everyone in Marathi. He said, “It is people’s love of Palghar which drove me here.”
While praising Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the UP CM said that the former very well knows how to run the government in “adverse situation”. He also appealed people to vote for BJP candidate Rajendra Gavit for good governance, security and prosperity of the country.
In a veiled threat to the Shiv Sena, he said that the Congress is no more in picture. Similarly, whoever is opposing the good governance and vision of the BJP, will meet similar fate. He also appealed the public to vote for the BJP to eliminate the lawlessness and ‘goondaism’ in Palghar.
He further said, “To pay true tribute to Balasaheb and Chintamani Vanga, it is essential that BJP candidate Rajendra Gavit wins the election because he will carry forward the legacy after Vanga.”