Mumbai: The two leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Tharkeray, shared the stage in Mumbai a couple of days ago. Despite this, the spat between the BJP and Shiv Sena has not calmed down.
The Shiv Sena today lashed out on the saffron party and claimed that its aim is not only to erase the memories of late Congress leaders Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi, but it also looks to “destroy” the prospects of the Nehru-Gandhi lineage.
An editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ came out in favour of Rahul Gandhi over the ED’s incessant questioning of Rahul Gandhi in a money laundering case.
By questioning Gandhi, the BJP likes to prove that it can “grab anyone’s collar”, however powerful the person is, and the Marathi daily said and dubbed this as arrogance of power.
Today it is the turn of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi, but tomorrow it may be someone else, it said.
“The government is only a step away from constructing poisonous gas chambers built by Hitler to eliminate opponents,” it claimed.
“Then how can there be equality of law?” the Sena editorial asked.
While parties like the Shiv Sena, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Samajwadi Party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Congress, and Trinamool Congress (TMC) are under the Enforcement Directorate’s radar, the agency never dares to touch any BJP politician, it said.
The Enforcement Directorate’s only job is to frame (former Maharashtra minister) Anil Deshmukh, (state minister) Nawab Malik (both currently in jail), Abhishek Banerjee (TMC), Sanjay Raut, Anil Parab (both of the Shiv Sena) and Lalu Prasad Yadav (RJD), it alleged.
The Shiv Sena said the Enforcement Directorate could not even provide a copy of the FIR in the National Herald money laundering case, as demanded by Congress leader and former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, nor could they provide answers to questions posed by him.