Shiv Sena mocks PM Modi's roadshow, says party lacking CM candidate

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 05 (ANI): Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi roadshow, the Shiv Sena on Sunday said it is funny that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not have a chief ministerial candidate. "It's quite funny that a national party like the BJP, which is ruling in many states, does not have a chief ministerial candidate or a face for UP and hence they have to depend on Prime Minister Modi for every small and big elections. In his own constituency, he had to conduct a roadshow," Shiv Sena spokesperson Manisha Kayande told ANI. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Modi, Kayande said the former is threatened of the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav's partnership and is thus resorting to all this. "May be, somewhere the Prime Minister feels threatened with the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance and hence, the BJP and Prime Minister is overdoing it," she said. Prime Minister Modi yesterday offered several litres of milk, Ganga jal and flowers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and performed aarti at the sanctum sanctorum during a break in his road show. Wooing the electorate in his constituency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday asserted that he has made Kashi his 'Karya Kshetra' so that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can regain the pride of the region, which has lost its shine under the current Samajwadi Party (SP) Government. Expressing full confidence in his party's chances in the state polls, the Prime Minister said that even if he had not visited Kashi, his own constituency, BJP would have emerged victorious, however, he still wanted to come and address the people as they were close to his heart. "Back in 2014, I could not visit Varanasi as the Election Commission did not allow me to carry out a rally. Since then I have always wanted to come and speak to you. Kashi for me is not a political area, but I wanted to work here because I wanted to bring back its lost heritage," the Prime Minister said. (ANI)