New Delhi,Nov 15 : In a sarcastic take on the emotional pitch of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetization, Shiv Sena said his decision to scrap high-value currency notes would not put his life in danger unlike his predecessors Indira and Rajiv Gandhi .
On November 13, Modi had an emotional appeal at a function in Goa. Modi on his statement said that there were certain forces against him that may not let him live and destroy him completely due to his decision on demonetisation. He further asserted that he was ready to face any consequence but would not get bogged down even if he was burnt alive.
“PM Modi is under a security which is impregnable, and where even a mosquito cannot bite him. Lives have been sacrificed by those innumerable freedom fighters for the nation. (Former PM) Indira Gandhi had waged a war against Khalistani anti-nationals, for which she paid by sacrificing her life,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“Rajiv Gandhi’s decision to send a peace keeping force to Sri Lanka may be questionable but he had to sacrifice his life in return,” it said.
“Modi has only changed the currency notes, which does not mean attacking Pakistan or dragging Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed to India…Hence, there is no scare to him from terrorists. It is the common man who is scared,” the Sena said.
The Sena despite being a partner of the BJP-led governments in Maharashtra as well as at the Centre has taken a strident stance against the demonetization.
In a stinging editorial its mouthpiece yesterday dubbed demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as “demonic” and one that resulted in “financial anarchy” in the country and said that by doing so, he had hurt citizens, who did not possess any black money.