Shiv Sena who was BJP’s ally till last month has advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “indulge in Maharashtra politics later” and focus his attention on the escalating cross-border attacks by Pakistan.
Today in the morning edition of ‘Saamna, Sena said that, “Are we going to give Pakistan a befitting reply or just count the bodies of our soldiers? You can indulge in Maharashtra politics later on as well PM Modi; right now it is important to focus on what’s happening at the border”.
The leading daily further said, “Whether a 56-inch chest can save the country or not is debatable,” seeming to borrow from the Opposition’s criticism of the Prime Minister.
Yesterday Shakeel Ahmed the Congress spokesperson has commented that the repeated cross-border attacks in Kashmir proved that the Prime Minister’s “56-inch chest has been reduced to just 5.6 inches.”
In the last four days Mr Modi’s blitz of election rallies in Maharashtra has drawn much comment.
According to the newspaper the Chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Raj Thackeray, quoted that,
“Can you imagine a Prime Minister holding 23 rallies for the Maharashtra assembly polls? Why is he so focused on Maharashtra?”