Ud­dhav is a De­cent Man, Says Digvi­jya

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Mum­bai: The Bhar­tiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be the en­emy no 1 for all the par­ties in Ma­ha­rash­tra. On Fri­day, Congress gen­eral sec­re­tary Digvi­jaya Singh waded into the war of words be­tween BJP and Shiv Sena lead­ers by prais­ing Shiv Sena pres­i­dent Ud­dhav Thack­eray. The se­nior Congress leader was in Mum­bai to cam­paign for the party in the BMC elec­tions. “Ud­dhav is a de­cent man. He should not be com­pared to Amit Shah (BJP chief). He has not done the du­bi­ous things that Shah has done,” said Singh.

He was re­fer­ring to the war of words in the back­ground of BJP lead­ers like Kirit So­maiya ask­ing Ud­dhav to make pub­lic de­tails of his as­sets. Sena has hit back by ask­ing the BJP to first de­clare Shah’s as­sets.

The Congress leader also slammed PM Naren­dra Modi on the is­sue of de­mon­eti­sa­tion say­ing that the party is at the back­foot now. He said Modi’s pic­ture on hoard­ings have been re­placed by Chief Min­is­ter Deven­dra Fad­navis’, which shows that the party is feel­ing the pinch of de­mon­eti­sa­tion.

BJP is likely to seize the op­por­tu­nity af­ter the Congress’ lead­ers com­ments to claim that there was a hid­den al­liance be­tween the Congress and Shiv Sena for BMC elec­tions. Of late, Ud­dhav has been prais­ing the Congress and slam­ming BJP in his elec­tion speeches. Sena pres­i­dent has also praised for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han Singh while cred­it­ing the na­tional party for bring­ing the first Metro in Mum­bai.

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