Modi made ‘God’ by BJP, bhakts will land him in spot: Shiv Sena
Firing another salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a dim view of its senior leaders for their extravagant praise of PM Narendra Modi by making him a “God”, warning it is the “bhakts” who would eventually get politicians into trouble. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu had recently sang his paeans to the PM, calling him “God’s gift to India”.
Naidu’s Cabinet colleague Radha Mohan Singh also used a similar description while praising Modi. In a sarcastic note, Sena also asked if the emotional call the Chief Justice of India Justice TS Thakur made on Sunday for increasing the number of judges to tackle the mounting number of cases could be termed as an “achievement” of the Modi government.
“Senior BJP leaders are issuing statements that PM Modi is an ‘avtar’ of God. Since he has been made a God, there is bound to be a temple and festivals in his name. A Ram temple may not be constructed in Ayodhya but there will be ‘shlokas’ chanted in the name of this new God,” the Sena said in its mouthpiece Saamana.