It is ‘sympathy wave’ rather than ‘Modi wave’ now says, Uddhav Thackeray

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While addressing the media after inducting six MNS corporators into the Shiv Sena fold, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, said that the ‘Modi wave’ is slowly dying and the party is now only left with ‘sympathy wave.

Taking a jibe at the BJP he said that the national party gets a stomach ache if his party becomes politically strong. The result of the recent civic body bypolls in Mumbai even boosted the confidence of the Shiv Sena.

On Friday, the BJP had narrowed the gap in its tally with its ally, Shiv Sena, as it won the BMC bypoll from Bhandup, beating Sena’s candidate by 4,792 votes. But the Sena once again got the upper hand on Saturday, when six BMC corporators of the Raj Thackeray-headed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) joined it.

Thackeray mockingly questioned that if the ruling BJP gets a stomach ache with the increased strength of the Sena, what kind of allies were they? He also added that BJP now has to depend on the sympathy waves if the party wishes to win the polls and the bypolls, as the Modi wave is soon washing away.

While addressing he also said that the Shiv Sena did not poach the MNS corporators. Once again attacking the BJP he said that Shiv Sena never believed in poaching the members, this type of thing was done in Arunachal Pradesh and Goa, which are both ruled by the BJP.

“People should not level allegations of poaching. If others do it, it amounts to self-respect and if we do it, it becomes betrayal? Poaching took place in Arunachal Pradesh and Goa. What happened today (MNS corporators joining the Sena) was just ‘Ghar wapsi’ (homecoming),” Uddhav Thackeray said.

Further clarifying the party’s stand he said that the Shiv Sena had no personal motives in getting the MNS corporators in the party. He said that the MNS were welcomed in the party only after they expressed their desire to join the Shiv Sena.

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