Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday slammed Shiv Sena (UBT) president Uddhav Thackeray for his ‘taint’ swipe at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and said that ‘levelling personal allegations at such a low level does not suit the political culture of the state’.
Taking to Twitter he wrote, “Uddhav Thackeray’s statement about Shri Devendraji in Nagpur is reprehensible. The level of language should be maintained in politics. They must discuss the development work done when we were in government and the work done by them, but going down to the lowest level and making personal accusations in such a manner does not suit the political culture of Maharashtra.”
The BJYM workers raised slogans against Thackeray and tore up his posters near the Nagpur airport.
A BJP leader also mentioned that they will hold demonstrations on Tuesday morning in the city against the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader.
Speaking to BJP supporters in Nagpur, Fadnavis’ hometown. Thackeray had said the BJP leader was a “taint” on Nagpur as he had aligned with the NCP despite asserting he would never do so. He also played an old audio clip of Fadnavis in which he could be heard saying that he would never join hands with the NCP, and added that BJP leader’s “no means yes”