Focus on improving economy rather than toppling governments: Uddhav Thackeray to BJP
Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday targeted BJP on the lines of nation's economy and advised to focus on improving it, rather than toppling governments across the nation.
During his address at Sena's annual Dussehra rally, Mr Thackeray dared BJP to topple his 11-month old government in Maharashtra and also asked them to save their at Centre.
"Instead of the ''no alternative'' factor as was the case earlier, people have now started thinking that anyone will do except you," Mr Thackeray said, without naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"Rather than working on improving the economy, steps are taken to topple governments. We are heading towards anarchy," he said, adding Shiv Sena was not greedy for power.
"Though the country is facing a pandemic, how can one indulge in politics? Shiv Sena's Hindutva is being questioned. Maharashtra government and Mumbai police are being maligned," he said.
He also spoke over BJP-JDU alliance in the upcoming Bihar elections. He said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in alliance with the BJP, had once called for a "Sangh-mukt Bharat" and had also sought a ''secular face'' in 2014 as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.
"Has Nitish donned Hindutva robes or has BJP become secular now," Mr Thackeray said.
The Sena's annual Dussehra rally was held at the Savarkar hall in Dadar due to coronavirus norms instead of the usual venue, the sprawling Shivaji Park, also in Dadar area.