Ahmedabad: Opposition Congress today questioned Narendra Modi's “silence” over “anti-Gujarati” campaign by MNS chief Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra and accused the BJP's prime ministerial nominee of doing compromises for the sake of attaining power.
“Chief minister of Gujrat, Narendra Modi, is silent on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray's anti-Gujarati campaign in Maharashtra and particularly in Mumbai,” said Gujarat unit Congress president Arjun Modhvadia.
Referring to the chief guest status accorded to Raj Thackeray by the state government when the latter had visited Gujarat, Modhvadia said, “Instead of condemning Raj Thackeray's act of playing dirty politics of ‘regionalism' and keeping Gujratis in fear, Modi has given him the status of state guest.
This reflects his cowardice”. He alleged that Modi was doing “compromises” for power by ignoring the anti-Gujarati campaign of MNS.
“Gujrati people from entire world need to know the kind of relations between MNS' Raj Thackeray and BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi and what kind of coalitions they share,” Modhvadia said.