The NCP on Monday defendedMaharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over his criticismof the BJP during the Shiv Senas Dussehra rally, saying he”mirrored reality” to the NDA lead constituent through hisspeech.
Minority Affairs Minister and NCP spokesperson NawabMalik accused the BJP of misleading the people and playingreligion-based politics.
The minister said the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA),consisting of the Shiv Sena, the NCP and the Congress, isworking on the lines of the common minimum programme workedout by the three parties in November last year.
The three MVA partners have not given up theirrespective ideologies while being part of the coalitiongovernment, he said.
The chief minister has shown mirror to the BJP on thereal situation. The CM showed through his speech how the BJPmisleads people.
“He publicly expressed his views about how theGovernor or their leaders mislead the people, Malik said.
Speaking during the Shiv Senas annual Dussehra rally,Thackeray had hit out at the BJP over a range of issues andalso dared it to topple his 11-month-old government and askedhis former ally to first protect its government at the Centre.
Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, had also targetedGovernor Bhagat Singh Koshyari among others.
Countering the CM on Monday, the BJP picked holes inhis speech and alleged the Shiv Senas Hindutva has becomeadulterated in the company of the NCP-Congress.
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