Uddhav plays down his 'parochial approach' remark against Modi
Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has sought to play down his comments on 'parochial approach' of Narendra Modi in Uttarakhand in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna. Talking to reporters at the Sena headquarters on Tuesday afternoon, Uddhav said he did not mean to criticise Modi.
In the editorial, Uddhav Thackeray slammed Modi for rescuing only Gujaratis even as he lauded the approach of Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan. "When Modi is being cheered as the likely prime ministerial candidate, it is detrimental to take a stance that he only thinks for the people of Gujarat," Uddhav Thackeray said in the editorial.
"In times of disaster, one has to have a national thinking and not parochial or regional views," Uddhav said, slamming Gujarat chief minister's propaganda machinery for claiming that Modi went to Uttarakhand and rescued 15,000 people from his state stranded there in a day.
Modi's propaganda machinery should keep in mind that though he is Gujarat CM, he is now destined for a national role, Uddhav said. However, when questioned by reporters about his criticism of Modi, Uddhav clarified that he was not targeting the Gujarat chief minister.