STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Sena Poster Takes Dig at PM Modi, BJP

The poster, which was put up at Sena Bhawan in Dadar by the party\'s East Mumbai unit, shows Modi bowing reverentially before Thackeray.

Published: 21st October 2015 02:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2015 02:56 PM   |  A+A-

MODI-UN-PTI

File Picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

By PTI

MUMBAI: Amidst tension in the ties between the ruling alliance partners, Shiv Sena has come up with a poster showing Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing before the late Bal Thackeray.

The poster, which was put up at Sena Bhawan in Dadar by the party's East Mumbai unit, shows Modi bowing reverentially before Thackeray.

The lines accompanying the photo say: "(Have you) forgotten the days when your (now) proud necks bowed on the feet of late Balasaheb?" Meanwhile, BMC sources said the poster has now been removed.

Sena has had blow hot and cold ties with BJP from the time the two parties went through a bitter separation before the Maharashtra Assembly polls and then formed an uneasy alliance after the results were declared. The alliance partners have clashed on a slew of issues, ranging from a nuclear plant in Jaitapur to the distribution of portfolios.

Sena forcing the cancellation of Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali's concerts in Pune and Mumbai, and the recent paint attack on Sudheendra Kulkarni, a former BJP member, has been seen as further widening the chasm between the Hindutva allies.

Meanwhile, a close aide of Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said the poster is not one that has "official" endorsement of the party. "Maybe some angry (Sena) worker put it up," the aide said.



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.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp