Modi will no longer be PM, BJP will split: UBT chief Thackeray | India News

NASHIK: Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday said BJP would split after the Lok Sabha poll results are declared on June 4 as it would lose and Narendra Modi would no longer be the Prime Minister.
Addressing a rally to campaign for Rajabhau Waje, the Shiv Sena (UBT) nominee for Nashik, Thackeray apologised for seeking votes for Narendra Modi the the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and 2019.
Talking indirectly to Modi, Thackeray said: “While you have claimed that our party would merge with Congress, I am more concerned about BJP. Despite being with the BJP for 30 years, we did not merge with it. Voters of the country have decided that you will be the former PM from June 5. So, what will happen to your party? It will split on June 5.”
Thackeray then said that PM Modi had asked the INDIA bloc about how many faces (people) it had, when it had said that it would have a new prime minister every year.
“I ask you (Modi), do you have any succession plan? You will no longer be the PM. Thereafter, your party will have no face at all to carry forward its activities,” said Thackeray.
The Shiv Sena (UBT) chief also asked Modi to declare whether he would remain in active politics after 75 years of age, or was the norm only meant for select politicians.
Thackeray stated that BJP and PM Modi had backstabbed the state of Maharashtra that had elected more than 40 MPs by not only siphoning off industries to Gujarat, but by also discriminating between the farmers in Maharashtra and Gujarat. This is because onion exports were allowed from Gujarat.
“It is my fault. I came to you in 2014, and again in 2019, and sought your vote (in favour of NDA). I apologise to you and the people of Maharashtra for that mistake. You (Modi) backstabbed the people of Maharashtra and the voters have now decided to react by voting in favour of Maha Vikas Aghadi,” Thackeray said.

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