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Shiv Sena slams BJP for using uniform, pictures of soldiers to seek votes

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on Monday criticised its ally and other for using the uniform and pictures of soldiers to seek votes ahead of Lok Sabha polls and claimed that they are "as guilty as those demanding proofs of the operations of armed forces".

"Those using the uniform and pictures of soldiers to seek votes are as guilty as those demanding proofs of the operations of armed forces," the latest editorial in Shiv Sena's mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

"Photographs have been published of leader donning Army uniform. He is saying that will win the election...This gives strength to the Opposition's allegation that the air strike (in Balakot in Pakistan) was done for political benefit," it said.

The editorial said, "have put up posters claiming that they have taken the revenge of the Pulwama terror attack from IAF shot down Pakistan's because BJP is in power -- this publicity is being openly done. BJP and several have used Abhinandan's image on posters to promote themselves... Later when the Opposition demanded proof of the IAF strike, then this was termed 'anti-national' by BJP."

It said that "using Army uniform for political benefit is not appropriate".

Shiv Sena's dig at BJP comes less than a month after the two parties declared an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls.

At a joint press conference with and Uddhav Thackeray, Minister had on February 18 said that and BJP will field candidates for 23 and 25 Lok Sabha seats respectively in the state. A total of 48 Lok Sabha seats are at stake in

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 10:27 IST
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