‘Chowkidars’ Have Become Thieves, Says Thackeray in Fresh Attack on BJP

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo – Mid Day)

SOLAPUR/MAHARASHTRA (IANS)– Seen as a slanted attack on Prime Minster Narendra Modi amid growing unease in ties with the BJP, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said with various scams going on in the country, it seems “chowkidars have become thieves” — a direct takeaway from Congress slogan.

Referring to what he termed as a “scams” in the defence and agriculture sectors besides ‘jumlas’ of other schemes such as Rs 15 lakh in every Indian’s bank account or the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Thackeray attacked the ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party on various fronts.

Addressing a much-anticipated rally in the temple town of Pandharpur, Solapur district, he hit out at the BJP for getting “possessed” by the spirits of gods in raking up the Ram temple before elections, achieving nothing in the past over three decades.

“I went to Ayodhya (November) and have come to the holy land of Pandharpur. I want to wake up the sleeping Kumbhakarna — you exploited Ram temple to win elections and now you are in a slumber. We will not rest till the Ram temple is constructed,” Thackeray roared.

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