Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today accused its ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of doing nothing to stop corruption.
“Look at the blatant use of money power in elections. Never before has such money power been witnessed in India in over 50 years, for winning every election, right from Gram Panchayats to the Lok Sabha,” Thackeray said.
Training guns on the BJP, he said they were talking of corruption in the country since past 60 years but had done nothing to tackle it during their four years in power since 2014. Thakceray’a sharp comments came during the course of his annual marathon interview ahead of his 58th birthday on July 27, with party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut.
“Remember the 2G scam? It was blown up not only in India but all over the world. It conveyed a horrible impression depicting India as the most corrupt nation on earth. Nobody realized it, but we ourselves ruined our own country’s image. But then, what happened? They failed to prove even a single charge and everything remained mere allegations,” Thackeray said.