Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray flagged off his campaigning with an election rally in Nanded, Maharasthra where he attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reported The Indian Express.
He said that it was important to remove the Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah from the country’s political landscape for the well-being of the nation, according to The Indian Express.
At the rally, Thackeray also questioned the timing of the Pulwama terror attack and the Balakot air strikes. He also reminded the gathering that he had predicted Modi creating a war-like situation before elections.
“The prime minister spends hundreds of crores on advertisements but people on the ground are not getting jobs… He does not have any work worth showing to fight elections… this is why as I had said earlier, a war-like situation has been manufactured in the run-up to elections.”Raj Thackeray, MNS chief
Incidentally, Nanded is also where state Congress Chief Ashok Chavan is contesting from. Thackeray claimed that he is not campaigning for anyone. “I have not come to campaign for anyone. But in this election, you need to remove Shah-Modi from the country’s political landscape…”
Thackeray also compared the current rule in India to Russia, saying, “The way they are leading the country is how Russia is run. They have a system where power rests in the hands of eight to 10 people. What the Modi-Shah duo wants is for the people to remains their slaves. Do you want to live as the slaves of these two for the rest of your lives?”
(With inputs from The Indian Express.)