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Sena takes dig at PM, asks Modi to attack Pak if it's medling in Guj polls

The BJP ally said it was strange that Modi chose to make such a serious allegation at an election rally in Gujarat instead of taking action against Pakistan

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Pakistan meddling in Gujarat poll
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray (Photo: PTI)

The on Tuesday said Prime Minister should display guts and attack if it was indeed found "interfering" in the ongoing

The Sena also urged Modi "to arrest all the people" who attended a dinner at the home of Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar where the High Commissioner, former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders were present and book them for treason.

"The PM has levelled a serious allegation that is interfering in We are very concerned if this is true.

"Until now, was meddling only in Jammu and Kashmir and China in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh," said editorials in the party mouthpieces Saamana and Dopahar Ka Saamana.

The editorials asked the Bharatiya Janata Party whether was indeed helping to install Congress MP Ahmed Patel as the next Chief Minister of Gujarat.

The ally said it was strange that Modi chose to make such a serious allegation at an election rally in Gujarat instead of taking action against

"Besides, despite having a strong intelligence set-up, the PM said he learnt about the meeting from media reports. This is an equally serious issue. Instead of tossing it at an election meeting, he should order the Indian Army to enter and intervene."

The party said Modi's campaign talk exposed the BJP's intellectual bankruptcy because at each election either or absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim was dragged.

"For how long will you continue raking up Pakistan's name at every occasion? The country expects you to act. So do it. Otherwise, mere allegations are hurled even by Yashwant Sinha and Nana Patole," the Sena said.

First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 16:12 IST
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