Modi's rule worst in 10,000 years: Shiv Sena

 06 Jan 2017 - 21:12

Modi's rule worst in 10,000 years: Shiv Sena
Police using a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest organised by Congress party against demonetisation, in Chandigarh, yesterday.

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Mumbai: In a stinging attack on the NDA Government over demonetisation, key ally Shiv Sena yesterday described it as the "worst regime in 10,000 years" and said the BJP leaders are living in fool's paradise to think that the exercise would eradicate black money after putting even women to great difficulty.
Referring to the report of a woman removing her top clothes in angst in front of the RBI regional office in Delhi after failing to get a few junked notes exchanged, Sena said the plight of the hapless mother looked like a “government sponsored Nirbhaya tragedy.”
“We want to ask the Chief Minister (of Maharashtra), whose side are you on; demonetisation or this helpless woman …If the government cannot see and understand the suffering of this woman, then such a ruthless and deaf regime would not have been in existence in the last 10,000 years,” the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
“When a woman in distress sits on a street in Delhi and condemns the government, it is like government sponsored Nirbhaya tragedy,” it said.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to "save the country from the mess" and sought a "national government" minus Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Terming the current situation in the country as "unacceptable", the Trinamool Congress chief said the "national government" at the Centre could have another Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader at its helm.
"All the institutions are under attack. This is a dangerous game. We appeal to the President to save the country from the mess," Banerjee said.
"There is terrorism and hallabazi in the name of governance at the Centre. They even dismantled the Planning Commission and set up Niti Ayog with their own men who do not understand the country."
The Trinamool Congress supremo particularly targeted Modi.
"The PM is behaving like Kalidas, trying to cut the branch he is sitting on," she said.
"To save this country, let a national government be formed: Advaniji, Rajnathji or Jaitleyji can head it," she said, referring to BJP leaders L K Advani, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley.