Continuing its barrage against the Narendra Modi-led Union government, of which it is a component, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said its former leader Bal Thackeray should be alive today to chop the tongues of those who are likening demonetisation despair faced by people to patriotism.
On the fourth death anniversary of former Sena supremo Thackeray, the party in an editorial in its mouthpiece, Saamana, said, “Nero was playing the fiddle when Rome was ablaze. The same way, people have been turned into beggars and made bankrupt, and some are wagging their tongues explaining this is called patriotism. The public sentiment is that Thackeray should be here today to silence such wagging tongues and voice the anguish of the common man.”
The entire country’s population is cherishing the memory of Thackeray and the sentiment that he should have been alive echoes the failure of every political leader in the fray, the editorial said.
The party also criticised the Central government on the Pakistan issue, saying despite the surgical strike, the neighbouring country’s attacks have not stopped and India is losing a handful of soldiers every day.