Uddhav Thackeray hints at a mid term poll, says that people seam ready
by Web Desk | Updated: 2017-02-14
But for that election, the parties competed against each other, and the BJP far outperformed the Sena. After the result, a coalition government was formed. Despite that, and the Sena’s continuance in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s national coalition, Mr Thackeray has served as a sort of self-declared reality show judge, invariably rejecting key decisions and policies. None more so than the PM’s abrupt demonetisation drive, which whooshed out 86 per cent of the cash in circulation in November to uncover black money and punish its proliferators. The Sena was a prominent addition to the call-sheet of opposition leaders who attacked the move as poorly designed and thoughtlessly executed. “Anybody who is not pareshan (troubled) by demonetisation is not human,” Mr Thackeray said. “We had a lot of hopes of Modi-ji and we still have that, but he hasn’t delivered on his promises,” he charged, singling out the lack of progress in the construction of a Ram Mandir or temple in Ayodhya at the location of the Babri Masjid, the 16th-century mosque was torn down by thousands of right-wing volunteers in 1992, and considered integral by outfits like the Sena to the right-wing’s agenda.
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