Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sushma Swaraj hurt by Uddhav's 'Afzal Khan' comment on Modi

NAVI MUMBAI: Union minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that she was very hurt and saddened by the recent comments of Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray comparing Modi and the BJP to 'Afzal Khan'.

Addressing a rally at Kharghar on Wednesday for the BJP candidate from Panvel constituency, Prashant Thakur, Swaraj said: "I would urge Uddhav to maintain the political decorum and 'maryada' and not utter such words which will permanently destroy our friendship. We still deeply respect Matoshree and late Bal Thackeray ji."

She added that BJP-Sena breakup should not be followed with such bitterness on part of Shiv Sena, since they all will have to continue working after the state polls.

"The Maharashtra elections will be over tomorrow, after that we have to sit in the same House, whether ruling or opposition benches. So let us maintain decency."

The foreign affairs minister also added that she is sure BJP on its own will win over 151 seats in the Maharashtra assembly elections. She also criticized the Congress-NCP state government for not doing much for the state in terms of agriculture and industry.

For this, Swaraj also blamed the NCP leader and former agriculture minister, Sharad Pawar.

She was late at the Kharghar rally by two hours as her helicopter was given permission to fly only after 12 noon. She will attend two more BJP rally in the far suburbs. Thackeray,Sushma Swaraj,Narendra Modi,Maharashtra assembly elections

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