Uddhav is a Decent Man, Says Digvijya
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 He said Modi’s picture on hoardings have been replaced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’, which shows that the party is feeling the pinch of demonetisation.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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