MNS chief Raj Thackeray compares PM Modi to Hitler; BJP retaliates

On the occasion of Gudi Padwa, while campaigning against BJP, MNS chief Raj Thackeray launched sharp attacks against PM Modi and Amit Shah


While attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray backed Congress President Rahul Gandhi as a candidate to become the next Prime Minister. On the occasion of Gudi Padwa, Thackeray endlessly criticised PM Modi calling his tenure “disastrous.” 

We tried Modi, but he was disastrous. Let Rahul Gandhi become the Prime Minister and see. He may do some good things. Modi has destroyed the massive mandate and the BJP has looted us. Don’t vote for them.

While comparing Modi to Hitler, Thackeray said that the Prime Minister has drawn inspiration from the infamous German Dictator and was similar to him. The MNS chief further said that Modi himself talks about Pulwama attack for electoral benefits but if people question him, they are branded anti-national.

In his speech on the occasion of Gudi Padwa, Thackeray projected videos which depicted the reality of the first “ideal” digital village in the country. MNS leaders Sandeep Deshpande and Santosh Dhuri visited Harisal village in Amravati and discovered that “there were just empty claims made by Modi government.”

BJP Leader Vinod Tawde reacts

Reacting to the speech, Maharashtra Education Minister and BJP leader Vinod Tawde lashed out at MNS chief Raj Thackeray saying that if he had worked hard for his political career, he wouldn’t have to campaign for other political parties. 

If Raj Thackeray would have worked hard for his political career as he did for his speech, there wouldn’t have been a need to campaign for other parties,” said Vinod Tawde. 

On Thackeray’s support for Rahul Gandhi as PM, the BJP leader said that the MNS chief should confirm the same with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar. 

Earlier, Congress and NCP named Raj Thackeray as their star campaigner after MNS clarified that it won’t be contesting Lok Sabha elections and would focus on the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections.