Uddhav voices support for Modi’s Hindutva politics
Gujarat chief minister’s advocacy of Hindutva in recent times has found a vociferous taker in the Shiv Sena.Updated: Jul 16, 2013 09:41 IST
Gujarat chief minister’s advocacy of Hindutva in recent times has found a vociferous taker in the Shiv Sena.
Sena president Uddhav Thackeray both in his editorial and interaction with the media supported Modi.
“Is it a sin to say I am Hindu in our country,” Thackeray asked.
In his editorial, Thackeray remarked that when Hindus were increasingly being demoralised, Modi has revitalised the Hindus and this should not cause heartburn to anyone.
“It’s time for Modi to continue his mission and critics should not come in the way. We have the weapons to deal with such people,” Uddhav said.
He, however, praised his father and Sena founder Bal Thackeray saying that Modi’s speeches were mild compared to his father’s.
“The Sena chief never feared expressing his thoughts in a forceful manner. He was not into electoral politics like Modi. And, compared to him, Modi is mild in ideology and speeches,” he said.
In the past, Uddhav has been critical of Modi, especially after the latter’s purported rescue operation in Uttarakand where he evacuated Gujaratis.
Uddhav had said as Modi was in national politics he should have a panIndia approach.
Thackeray also criticised the Food Security bill as an attempt by the Congress to save its sinking ship.
“I wonder where they got enlightenment?” Thackeray said.
“Last year, during the drought, food grain was rotting in godowns but the government was unwilling to do anything and now with elections approaching they have brought out this bill. This will not help them,” he said
First Published: Jul 16, 2013 09:26 IST