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Uddhav Thackeray criticizes PM Modi and vows to restore Maharashtra’s former grandeur in the Lok Sabha elections of 2024

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Uddhav Thackeray said on Wednesday that Maharashtra’s lost grandeur will be regained if the INDIA block of opposition parties came to power during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections 2024, according to news agency PTI.

Speaking at a rally in support of his party’s candidate for the Nashik Lok Sabha seat, Rajabhau Waje, he also pledged to farmers that the GST on farm inputs would be eliminated and that a guaranteed Minimum Support Price for agricultural output would be provided. According to Thackeray, Maharashtra handed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over 40 Members of Parliament in the 2014 and 2019 elections but received nothing in return, as PTI reported.

“You made a two crore job guarantee. Those jobs, where are they? Some Gujaratis refuse entrance to Marathi people. Should we put up with it? Employees of ASHA do not get their honoraria for many months. There are no employment, health care facilities, farmer payments, or agricultural loans. After taking office, I swear to restore Maharashtra to its former splendor. I also guarantee MSP for crops to farmers. When an Indian administration takes over at the national level, I would remove the GST on fertilizers and seeds,” he said, according to PTI.

Additionally, he attacked the Union administration for previously outlawing onion exports. Thackeray said, “Now that the ban has been lifted, export duty has been imposed.” According to PTI, he also criticized the prime minister for not going to Manipur since ethnic unrest in the northeastern state started last year and for supporting JD (S) politician Prajwal Revanna, who is involved in a sex abuse case.

Thackeray said that the “conspiracy to finish off Shiv Sena” was led by Modi and Amit Shah. The Sena (UBT) chairman questioned if Kashmir had returned to normality or whether Kashmiri Pandits had returned to the Valley, given his party’s support for the repeal of Article 370 in 2019. “According to our attorney, Aseem Sarode, they negated a subsection rather than repealing Article 370.Because lithium reserves are present in Kashmir and are used to make batteries and other modern devices, Adani purchased property there. According to PTI, Thackeray said, “He will receive land and lithium, and the money earned from it will go to Gujarat again.”

The prime minister said that Mother Ganga had contacted him when he filed his candidacy in Varanasi, but he also mentioned that during the COVID-19 epidemic, corpses had flown down the same Ganga river. In addition, Thackeray wanted to know whether Modi will stay on as prime minister after serving 75 years. According to PTI, Uddhav Thackeray questioned if the purported BJP rule that anyone over 75 should not occupy any position just applied to stalwarts like L K Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi, “and people you do not want”?

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