Shiv Sena tells PM Modi: Stop peeping in others’ bathrooms, focus on governance
�Modi, while campaigning in UP, threatened that he has the horoscope of opposition parties while Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav retorted by saying horoscopes of all are freely available on the internet. This is an example of how low the level of the campaign has plummeted.�
In an acrimonious attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his jibe at Manmohan Singh, Shiv Sena today asked him to stop peeping in others’ bathrooms, maintain the dignity of his office and concentrate on governance instead of threatening opposition parties by flagging their horoscopes.
“Modi, while campaigning in UP, threatened that he has the horoscope of opposition parties while Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav retorted by saying horoscopes of all are freely available on the internet. This is an example of how low the level of the campaign has plummeted,” the Shiv Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“At least the PM and the CM should not be a part of such mudslinging. The Chair has immense integrity and the person occupying it should make sure its dignity is upheld,” editorial said.
“What has to happen in UP polls will happen. But the PM should concentrate on Delhi and the CMs on their states. One should not peep into others’ bathrooms. This should be avoided,” it said, alluding to Modi’s ‘raincoat’ remark targeting former PM Manmohan Singh.
“But all these are taking place openly. The PM and the CM, while campaigning, threaten, challenge, make announcements and promises. Under which rule of law could they do this,” Shiv Sena questioned.
“You have the Opposition’s horoscopes because you are in power. By removing their ‘kundalis’ (horoscopes), you are in a way abusing your power. You are not elected to power to do this. Your horoscope too will be available to your successors once you step down from power,” the editorial added.
On Modi’s jibe at Akhilesh Yadav, the Sena questioned if law and order problems persist in UP and women are unsafe, what are the BJP MPs elected from the state doing about the issue.