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Raj Thackeray condemns PM’s statement against late Rajiv Gandhi, says country will not pardon Modi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 May 2019, 11:32 PM
Raj Thackeray (File Photo)
Raj Thackeray (File Photo)

Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement against late Rajiv Gandhi, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that the country will not pardon him for the remarks.

In a tweet, Raj Thackeray said, "Hatred, endless lying and absolutely no qualms in transgressing the decorum of public life are the three characteristics that mark the term of Narendra Modi."

"This stands intensified with his latest statements against the late Rajiv Gandhi and the nation will definitely not pardon it," he added.

This is not the first time when Raj Thackeray launched a scathing attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The MNS chief had addressed a number of rallies across Maharashtra in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections in the state, in which he lambasted PM Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and the party-led Union government over its policies.

On Saturday, while addressing an election rally in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, PM Modi had accused the Congress of harping on the alleged corruption in the acquisition of Rafale aircraft only to tarnish his image.

"Your father was termed 'Mr Clean' by his courtiers, but his life ended as 'bhrashtachari no. 1' (corrupt number 1)," PM Modi had said taking a dig at the Rahul Gandhi.

PM Modi was referring to the Bofors scam, in which former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was accused of receiving kickbacks from Swedish defence manufacturer Bofors. However, the Delhi High Court had said there was no evidence that Rajiv Gandhi had accepted bribes.

It is to be noted that the MNS chief had addressed a number of rallies across Maharashtra in the run up to the Lok Sabha elections in the state, in which he lambasted Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Narendra Modi-led Union government over its policies.  

First Published: Sunday, May 05, 2019 11:31 PM
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