Modi's Ad Campaign Shows 'Dictatorial Mentality', Says NCP

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP today objected to the ad blitzkrieg of BJP\'s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying it depicted \"dictatorial mentality\".

Published: 20th March 2014 08:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2014 08:27 PM   |  A+A-

MOdi_PTI
By PTI

The Sharad Pawar-led NCP today objected to the ad blitzkrieg of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying it depicted "dictatorial mentality".        

"The ad talks not of a BJP government, but of a Modi government. They (BJP) should realise that the days of rajas (kings) where the regime were named (after the emperor) are long gone," party spokesperson Nawab Malik said here.

"In the old days, there used to be Shinde Sarkar, Gaekwad Sarkar, Khilji Sarkar, Mohgul Sarkar.... After Independence, it was Sardar Patel who abolished the princely states. Indira Gandhi later ended their privy purses," the NCP leader said.         

To a query on Modi meeting farmers and widows of farmers who committed suicide, in Vidarbha today, Malik said, "a leader of traders wants to reap political benefit of the plight of farmers".    

By fielding Modi from Varanasi, the RSS wants to bring in the Ram temple agenda to forefront afresh, he said. Modi's contesting from two seats shows he lacks confidence, he added.      

Malik claimed that farmers in hailstorm-affected areas of Maharashtra were committing suicides due to the politics played by the opposition BJP.          

"BJP is aware that there are certain restrictions (on rendering relief) due to the model poll code in place. Despite this they are creating a certain atmosphere," he said.          

Malik indicated that NCP would expel Vijaykumar Gavit, who was sacked as medical education minister yesterday after his daughter joined BJP, from the party too.   

The Congress-NCP combine would win 38 of the 48 seats in the state in the Lok Sabha polls, he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp