Mumbai: It looks as if Friday did not go well for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After Telugu actor and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator, N. Balakrishna slammed Modi with some strong words, the Shiv Sena also attacked him for bringing up domestic issues of rapes abroad.
The right-wing party said that Modi is returning “empty-handed” from a country that gave refuge to fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya. “One may have a deep dislike for the Congress or the Gandhi family, but speaking about domestic issues on foreign land does not suit anybody,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ as per a leading News Agency.
Going on ahead, the party did not stop and said: “Manmohan Singh has suggested Modi to speak frequently and to speak on time. He has also said that Modi’s advice to him when he was the prime minister is now applicable to him as well,” said the Uddhav Thackeray led party.
“The advice given by Manmohan Singh is only fair. Except for bhakts, who are flying in the air, the whole country feels the same… However, what Manmohan Singh said was only a half-truth. Modi may become a ‘Mauni Baba’ (mute spectator) in India, but he talks abroad,” it added.
The party in the editorial asked whether it was appropriate for a PM to talk of India’s embarrassing incidents in a foreign country.
“Is it right for the prime minister to speak on an issue like rape on foreign land? Why to speak about the insulting incidents abroad? Why should a picture of prevalent corruption, rape incidents and an insecure country be painted outside?” it said.
It also added that, earlier as well, while on his visit to Japan, PM Modi spoke about black money and corruption of India.