Sena slams PM for speaking on domestic issues abroad
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi for speaking about domestic issues on foreign soil and said he is coming back "empty-handed" from the UK which has given shelter to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya.
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party said one may have a deep dislike for the Congress or the Gandhi family, but speaking about domestic issues on foreign land does not befit anybody.
The regional party said Modi should follow the advice of his predecessor Manmohan Singh and speak more often.
"(Former PM) Manmohan Singh has advised Modi to speak more often and to speak on time. He has also said that Modi's advice to him when he was the prime minister is now applicable to him as well," the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.
The former PM was quoted as saying that Modi should follow the advice he gave him when he was in office - that is to speak more.
"The advice given by Manmohan Singh is only fair. Except bhakts (Modi supporters), who are flying in the air, the whole country feels the same.
"However, what Manmohan Singh said was only a half truth. Modi may become a 'mauni baba' (mute spectator) in India, but he talks abroad," it added.