Mumbai, Jan 13 : Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that if BJP intends to help financially weaker section than the Income Tax (IT) exemption limit be hiked to Rs 8 lakh on the lines of the reservation quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS).
“If you really want to help financially weaker section, then why don’t you exempt those below ₹8 lakhs per annum income from paying taxes? You have given reservations but have you calculated or considered the actual way of implementing reservations?,” Thackeray said.
“Modi should raise this exemption limit to Rs 8 lakh to give relief to the middle class. I have asked Sena MPs to raise this demand,” he sai.
Hitting out at BJP chief Amit Shah for his remarks that the party will thrash former allies if a pre-poll alliance did not materialize,Thackeray said that one who will defeat the Sena was yet to be born.
Amit Shah had recently said that if an alliance happened, the BJP will ensure victory for its allies, but if it did not, the party will thrash its former allies in the coming Lok Sabha polls.
Accusing BJP of using Ram Mandir as a poll issue, Thackeray said, “I raise the Ram mandir issue during elections only to expose others who always use it as an election plank.”