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A day before BMC polls, Shiv Sena takes one last jibe at chief minister Devendra Fadnavis

In the party’s mouthpiece publication, Saamana, the Sena on Monday said everyone has their eyes trained on Mumbai and are blatantly lying to get their grasp on the city

mumbai Updated: Feb 21, 2017 07:41 IST
Manasi Phadke
Manasi Phadke
Hindustan Times
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Uddhav Thackeray at the launch of the channel, Star Pravah, and the coronation ceremony of Shivaji Maharaj at ND Studio, Karjat - Photo by Rajendra Gawankar 20.10.08

A day before Mumbai goes to polls, the Shiv Sena took one last potshot at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, calling him a liar, and taunting him for the poor turnout at his Pune rally as evidence of him steadily losing support.

In the party’s mouthpiece publication, Saamana, the Sena on Monday said everyone has their eyes trained on Mumbai and are blatantly lying to get their grasp on the city.

“Every day, a new lie is being spoken in the name of Mumbai. Who are these liars? The state’s honourable Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. His chief ministership is safe only on the back of the Shiv Sena,” the party said in an editorial in Saamana.

The party further taunted Fadnavis saying if the Shiv Sena decides to withdraw support, the chief minister will not even have the goodwill and support of the public, as was and evident in his rallies in Nashik and Pune.

“Pune is the country’s cultural capital. By boycotting uncultured parties, Pune has preserved its highest standards of culture,” the Sena said in the editorial.

The party also criticised the chief minister for threatening to open the lid on corruption scandals, saying if that’s the case, Fadnavis will have to expose his own cabinet of ministers first.

The Sena also said if the development that the BJP keeps harping on had indeed been visible to the public, Fadnavis and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have won popular support without even having to come out of their houses.

“But because there has been no actual work, wherever the chief minister goes he is greeted by lines of empty chairs,” the Sena said.

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First Published: Feb 20, 2017 13:08 IST