Mumbai, July 23 :Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not focusing on the issue of women’s safety and rejected to accept the BJP’s idea of Hindutva . Thackeray did not spare BJP President Amit Shah and referred to him as modern-day Chanakya, saying his policies are anti-India.
In an interview to Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Uddhav Thackeray said he does not accept the Hindutva that is being followed in the country for the last three-four years. “That is the not our idea of Hindutva.”
He also said that the BJP’s idea of Hindutva is not similar to the way Shiv Sena considers it and said Amit Shah, who is often referred to as modern-day Chanakya (the ancient philosopher) in political circles.
“Chanakya had used his politics for the betterment of the nation, not for his party. Chanakya might have said that defeat the enemies of the nation, ruled ethically.Does the person who calls himself Chanakya have these qualities?” This modern Chanakya is just formulating policies intended to grow his own party and not the country, said Thackeray.
“In the rush to protect cows, our country has become the most unsafe for women. We should protect gaumata but what about my mata? Instead of protecting women, we are questioning if someone has had beef. That is not Hindutva,” added Thackeray.
This modern Chanakya is just formulating policies intended to grow his own party and not the country, said Thackeray.
He further dismissed distributing Bhagavad Gita in schools as a tactic to divert attention from the woes being faced by people by stirring religious debates.“On the one hand, we are dreaming of Digital India, while on the other hand, you are distributing Gita. Why don’t you better the education system instead?”Notably, Shiv Sena had abstained from the no-confidence motion vote moved against the National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.