The Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his power like oxygen remarks, saying those who failed to get “achhe din” are now feeling disgusted at the thought of sitting in the opposition and thieves were being “purified” to ensure the supply of oxygen.
It also said that the government’s move to snoop on computers and mobile phones was not a sign of a real democracy but its “restlessness” to stay in power.
In an editorial in the party mouthpiece Saamna, the Sena said today Lord Rama in Ayodhya and BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani in politics are in exile while others are reaping fruits of the “oxygen of power”.
“Sending somebody in exile forcefully is the (current) politics for power,” said the party, which is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra.
Taking a jibe at the opposition, Modi had said on Monday that power is like oxygen for “some people” with restlessness setting in if they are out of it for even “two or five years”.
Further slamming the BJP, the Marathi daily said that those who could not bring ‘achhe din’ (good days) despite being in power now fear the Opposition. They get a feeling of disgust if they have to sit in the Opposition.