As cracks appeared in the Sena-BJP ties, an increasing number of Sena leaders were seen siding with the Congress on a number of issues. Taking a swipe at demonetisation, Uddhav had asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to heed to his predecessor Manmohan Singh’s advice. A few days ago, Uddhav said he didn’t approve of Modi’s raincoat remark against Manmohan, indicating a growing closeness between the two parties.
The BJP was obviously not amused at this closeness, and didn’t miss a chance to take a dig at Uddhav. The party spokesperson, Ram Kadam, said, “Uddhav must remember his own words that he will not go with a begging bowl to anyone’s house. Now the double standards stand exposed.”