Prime Minister Narendra Modi has targeted NCP chief Sharad Pawar, while launching the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance’s poll campaign in Maharashtra at a public rally. Modi said Pawar decided not to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls after realising that the situation was not in his favour.
Modi said the Congress-NCP alliance was like “kumbhakaran” in Maharashtra and Pawar, despite being a farmer himself, forgot the concerns of the community.
“One of Pawar’s problems is that there is a big family war going on in the NCP. The party is getting out of their hands and the position is that Pawar’s nephew is slowly occupying the party. This is why NCP is also facing a ticket-sharing battle,” he said.
Blasting the opposition parties over their criticism of the NDA government after the air strike on terror camps in Pakistan following the Pulwama attack, he asked people if they wanted India’s heroes or those who became heroes in the neighbouring country.
He also accused the Congress of labelling the “peace-loving” Hindu society as terrorists.
Modi said the Congress was scared of fielding candidates in the seats dominated by majority population.
Hitting out at the Congress over the ‘chowkidar of toilets’ remark, Modi said, “Your abuse is an ornament for me.