The Shiv Sena, headed by Uddhav Thackeray, claimed on Tuesday that dynastic leadership would be better for the country’s current “autocracy,” while applauding Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra.’
The Sena publication “Saamana” published an editorial suggesting that the BJP should address Gandhi’s questions rather than criticize him for his attire.
The statement said that Gandhi’s campaign questions have substance, and the BJP has stopped talking about them.
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According to a Marathi daily, the Congress leader’s Yatra is receiving positive public feedback and is bringing up concerns relating to unemployment, farmers, laborers, and small and medium-sized enterprises.
The editorial continued, alluding to the BJP’s digs at Rahul Gandhi’s T-shirt pricing, “Instead of offering answers to the problems he has raised, the BJP is turning to frivolous assaults by raising subjects like what clothing he wears and what he eats.” It said that the BJP is experiencing “stomach agony” due to the Yatra’s ability to raise public awareness.
The Sena spokesperson, who had sharply criticized Congress and its senior leadership, said that autocracy and tyranny were damaging the nation, so that dynastic rule seemed preferable.
It was said that the country’s “climate of enmity” would be “repaired” by Rahul Gandhi’s Yatra.
Notably, the Thackerays have also come under fire for encouraging family dominance in the Sena, much as the Congress and the Gandhi family have.
In the previous Maharashtra administration led by Uddhav Thackeray, the Sena, Congress, and NCP worked together.