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Anti-Shiv Sena Posts Go Viral After Party Attacks PM Modi

Shiv Sena spokesperson, Sanjay Raut earlier likened the Modi government’s rule to the “rule of Nizam.” 

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 File image of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and PM Narendra Modi. (Photo: PTI)

The new thing going viral on social media on Friday were anti-Shiv Sena posts, after the party made jabs at the BJP, reflecting increasing rifts between the two. The virtual scuffle seems to have come ahead of the Mumbai civic polls due next year.

One of the posters mocking Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=291406447864914&amp;set=a.132499290422298.1073741829.100009866832397&amp;type=3&amp;theater">Facebook</a>)
One of the posters mocking Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo: Facebook)

The posters, sporting the slogan ‘i support NaMo’ on them, also have caricatures and snaps of Sena president Uddhav Thackeray and its spokesperson Sanjay Raut. One poster mocks Uddhav, saying “the country is not run on the blessings of the father (late Bal Thackeray) and Matoshri” (which in Marathi means mother and is also the name of the Thackeray residence in Mumbai).

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So far, no BJP leader or spokesperson has claimed responsibility for the posters, though reports claim that it may be the work of BJP’s Mumbai unit president Ashish Shelar who has adopted a strident posture against Sena.

Sena spokesperson Raut recently likened the BJP regime at the Centre with the “rule of the Nizam.”

Addressing a Sena rally in Aurangabad on Wednesday, Raut had slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not visiting the drought-hit Marathwada region.

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One of the posters mocking Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=291406447864914&amp;set=a.132499290422298.1073741829.100009866832397&amp;type=3&amp;theater">Facebook</a>)
One of the posters mocking Uddhav Thackeray. (Photo: Facebook)
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The PM had all the time to campaign in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. He addressed 35 poll meetings in West Bengal and 40 in Tamil Nadu. However, the PM couldn’t find time to tour Marathwada where farmers are dying because of acute water shortage.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena Spokeperson

The Shiv Sena, also took a dig at the Prime Minister’s friendship with US President Obama, and wondered if the latter would move to India to be closer to his “friend”. The statement was published in an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece Saamana.

US President has become a good friend of PM Modi. Their relationship is so deep that we wonder if the Obama family will shift to Surat, Rajkot, Porbandar, Manali, Mahabaleshwar or Delhi post his retirement. No other Indian PM would have got so much love from an American President in the past.
An excerpt from the Shiv Sena editorial

(With inputs from PTI)

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