Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today said that BJP Vice President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe’s reported remark that the BJP has a “smaller talent pool” as compared to Congress may be the inner voice of RSS.
The Sena also said, “Sky is the limit as far as (Narendra) Modi’s talent as Prime Minister is concerned. However, the country is humongous. To govern it, Modi needs a hundred hands like him. What works for the time being isn’t (necessarily) long lasting.”
“Sahasrabuddhe said there is a dearth of talent within the BJP compared to Congress. He is a veteran of the Sangh Parivar. He doesn’t indulge in theatrics. What he said is true. This may be the inner voice of the Sangh Parivar,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said here today.
An international news agency had earlier quoted Sahasrabuddhe as having said that “compared to the Congress, we (BJP) have a smaller talent pool and less exposure.”
However, he later said in a clarification that there is absolutely no question of any dearth of talent in BJP and that its ministers both at the Centre and states have fared far better than those of Congress and other parties.
“Sahasrabuddhe was asked to make a retreat as if he has committed a crime by his remarks. What he said was logical and we don’t think the BJP’s standing went down with his remarks,” the bickering ally of the ruling party said.
Hitting out at the state government for sidelining Sena ministers, the party further said, “We had clearly told (BJP) to make full use of the efficiency of Sena ministers in Maharashtra government. But the work of killing talent happens due to political hatred and it harms the state and country.”
The Sena mouthpiece also said that the atmosphere seen in the country today is not conducive for the common man.