Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray held a press conference in Mumbai and attacked the BJP. This was in retaliation to the comments made by now acting Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who earlier on Friday claimed that Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray have made personal attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Responding to the allegations made by Devendra Fadnavis, the Shiv Sena chief said that he has never made any comments on the Prime Minister and also pointed that the BJP is now siding with leaders like Dushyant Chautala who have made personal remarks on the Prime Minister earlier.
An old video clip that shows JJP chief and Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana Dushyant Chautala to be criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also played during the Press Conference. On May 8, ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Chautala had posted a video of himself criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi rather severely. In the video, Dushyant Chautala is seen criticizing PM Modi about the 2017 Panchkula violence in Haryana.
The Shiv Sena chief also slammed Devendra Fadnavis and refuted the latter's claims made during his resignation media briefing. Uddhav Thackeray said he has never criticized the Prime Minister he also said if people can't digest his relation with PM Modi
"When did I ever criticize Modi, when did I make a personal attack. We have never personally attacked the Prime Minister because two times Modi has called me his younger brother. If people can't digest this relationship between me and Modi than that needs to be seen," the Shiv Sena Chief said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis submitted his resignation as the Chief Minister on Friday. He submitted his resignation to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Friday ending his tenure as the Maharashtra Chief Minister. He also addressed the media after the submission. In his briefing, the now acting Chief Minister claimed that there were no talks of equal power-sharing between the two parties. He also said Shiv Sena had made comments against Prime Minister Modi.
" Balasaheb Thackeray is respected by all of us, in fact, we even never said anything against Uddhav Ji Thackeray, but in the past 5 years and especially the last 10 days the kind of statements which were made against our top leadership including Modi Ji, were not tolerable," Devendra Fadnavis said.