Shiv Sena MP calls PM Modi self-obsessed, BJP fires back

The controversy and sensationalism over replacing Mahatma Gandhi’s pictures on the Khadi Village Industries Commission’s calendar and diaries, and instead attaching PM Narendra Modi’s pictures is getting nastier.

Setting its attack ablaze against Modi, the Shiv Sena today called him ‘self-obsessed.’

Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, Shiv Sena MP from south Mumbai and party spokesperson Arvind Sawant called the move as an insult to Gandhiji. “I saw the news in some newspapers that Mahatma Gandhi’s photo from Khadi Gramodyog calender has been removed and replaced with that of the PM Narendra Modiji. Gandhi is the father of the nation, he is one who sowed the seeds of promoting Khadi. Removing Gandhiji and replacing it with PMs is an not only an insult to the Father of the Nation and but also of the nation and this should be taken very seriously” said Sawant.

In a personal attack Sawant said, “This is a perfect example of what happens when a person falls in love with his own image.”

Shiv Sena’s open attack on Modi has left the BJP red faced and it has hit back with a strongly worded reaction. “In the first place Khadi Gramodyog is an independent body not run by the state or central government.  So whatever they should not be directly blamed on Modiji. But the way the Shiv Sena has shown enthusiasm in mudslinging, only shows the kind of hatred they have for Modiji and the BJP” said BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari.

“Modiji too has promoted khadi in innovative ways for last so many years and it is also showing results.. So if they (Khadi Village Industries Commission)  have felt like using Modiji’s image , I don’t think there is anything wrong.” Bhandari added.


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