In a fresh controversy, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) allies Shiv Sena lashed out at Modi on his claims to bring back black money to make the country prosperous, the issue that comes under Prime Minister Narendra Modi 2014 Assembly polls promises.
During his campaign in the run-up to the elections, Modi had stated that reclaiming the black money deposited abroad can assure a sum of about Rs 15 lakh for every citizen.
In their mouthpiece Saamana, Shiv Sena asked Modi how many of the citizens had received Rs 15 lakh in their bank accounts in the last two years. Modi’s radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ to reach out to the masses too was lambasted in the latest release.
This is the second day in a row that Saamana has come out and criticised the BJP government. On Monday, Saamana had criticized BJP leaders who had been calling for the burning of the Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece. In the Monday column, the Sena mouthpiece had condemned the BJP leader’s remarks by saying that all those who wanted the daily to be burned were attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ideology.