Modi should have hoisted tricolour in Srinagar instead of flying kites in Ahmedabad, says Uddhav Thackeray

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Modi should have hoisted tricolour in Srinagar instead of flying kites in Ahmedabad, says Uddhav Thackeray

Shiv Sena chief trained his guns at PM Modi in a slew of aggressive statements at party's national executive committee meet

Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray trained his guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the party's national executive committee meeting on Tuesday.

He said that PM Modi should have hoisted tricolour in Srinagar instead of flying kites with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in Ahmedabad.

At this meeting held once in every five years Thackeray was re-elected as the party's president.

'Today we don't know if the country is going forward or backward. The environment in the country is such that Pakistan has become an election issue. The neighbouring country was also brought in for Gujarat elections, both have no correlation,' Thackeray said in a dig at Modi.

Thackeray also slammed Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for his remarks on Navy personnel. He said if Gadkari did not want to accept their demands, the BJP should also not take credit for the surgical strikes, in which the BJP had no role to play.

He said despite Modi's promises of 'Acche din', soldiers are losing their lives every day and their mutilated bodies are being brought to their native places

'However, we are simply talking of teaching Pakistan a lesson every time. Take a concrete action once for all rather than the empty talk,' said Thackeray.

In a major announcement, Uddhav Thackeray said that Shiv Sena will contest elections in every state. He said that Shiva Sena didn't enter in the electoral fray outside Maharashtra so as to avoid division of Hindu votes but now it will contest all assembly polls irrespective of the outcome.

Uddhav Thackeray accused PM Modi of speaking lies for power.

'If killing a cow is a crime and is banned, then speaking lies for power should also be considered a sin and banned," he said.

He also alleged that the government only spends money on advertisements but not on schemes.