1. Shiv Sena to BJP: Don’t label people patriots or anti-nationals as per your whims

Shiv Sena to BJP: Don’t label people patriots or anti-nationals as per your whims

Slamming the Centre's demonetisation move, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said the BJP should not label people as patriots or anti-nationals as per its whims.

By: | Mumbai | Published: November 22, 2016 6:04 PM
"You do not need to teach patriotism to people who are distressed and quietly standing in queues. Their hard earned money is being used for all works in the country. Thus, you (the BJP) should not label people as patriots or anti-nationals as per your whims and fancies," (PTI) “You do not need to teach patriotism to people who are distressed and quietly standing in queues. Their hard earned money is being used for all works in the country. Thus, you (the BJP) should not label people as patriots or anti-nationals as per your whims and fancies,” (PTI)

Slamming the Centre’s demonetisation move, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today said the BJP should not label people as patriots or anti-nationals as per its whims.

He said that if demonetising Rs 500/Rs 1,000 notes could stop terrorism, the whole world should have adopted a similar model.

“You do not need to teach patriotism to people who are distressed and quietly standing in queues. Their hard earned money is being used for all works in the country. Thus, you (the BJP) should not label people as patriots or anti-nationals as per your whims and fancies,” Thackeray told reporters at his residence ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra.

Notably, Fadnavis, while addressing an election rally at Ratnagiri in coastal Konkan recently, had said that those opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation were harming the country and people should come together to win this decisive battle against black money.

Commenting on the Reserve Bank’s proposal of opening of “Islamic window” in conventional banks for “gradual” introduction of Sharia-compliant or interest-free banking in the country, he wondered as to where was the country heading.

“You do not allow district co-operative banks to exchange old currency and on the other hand permitting Islamic banking. I do not understand where is our country headed towards,” he said.

Both the Centre and RBI are exploring the possibility of introduction of Islamic banking for long to ensure financial inclusion of those sections of the society that remain excluded due to religious reasons.

Thackeray said that if demonetising Rs 500/Rs 1,000 bills could stop terrorism, the whole world should have adopted this model.

“If it were true that scrapping old currency would stop terrorism, the whole world should adopt this model as terrorism is a global evil and every country is at risk,” he said.

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    Chander Pal
    Nov 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm
    S S is not able to make up, they are in government but want to keep on opposing BJP. Their strong hold was their grip over Mumbai, which they are loosing very fast. They are unable to encash their nuisance value. So to Be or not to be is the question before them. Their support for pratibha patil for presidentship, a downright weakest person with questionable deeds, is a matter of ther judgement
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      Citizen
      Nov 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm
      SS and MNS are a party of goons, bullies and low life. Just a few weeks back these s were bullying film producers calling them names.
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        Janardanan K
        Nov 22, 2016 at 3:02 pm
        Everybody know that he is expressing his frustration of not getting the Chief Minister's post. If he does not like the PM or BJP, who is forcing him to continue with the NDA. I advise him to leave the NDA. That would be good for the BJP and NDA in the long run.
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          rama
          Nov 23, 2016 at 8:34 am
          First learn to respect non-Marathis, then talk about patriotism
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          1. MYusuf Advani
            Nov 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm
            Uddhavji you are 110 percent right. I salute you.
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