As a part of his series of rallies which has essentially turned into take downs and fact checks of the PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in yet another rally speech took a jibe at Bharatiya Janata party and his cousin Uddhav Thackeray, by stating that industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s endorsement of Congress candidate Milind Deora is an indication of which way the political wind was blowing.
Raj Thackeray held a rally in Mumbai on Tuesday where he, in his signature style, took jibes at Modi, using video clips, social media photographs, and statistics.
This time it was in the reaction of billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s endorsement act for Congress candidate Milind Deora for the South Mumbai constituency where Deora is pitted against sitting MP, Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant.
The MNS chief showed a news clip of Mukesh Ambani backing Deora, and said. “Even though Uddhav Thackeray is close to Mukesh Ambani, he has endorsed Milind Deora.” Raj Thackeray said this in a dig at his cousin, who heads the Shiv Sena, the alliance partner of the BJP in Maharashtra. “This is a message. Modi and Amit Shah’s rule is ending soon,” Raj Thackeray added.
He said that it was contrast that while Ambani said he will vote for the Congress, which means Milind Deora, Pakistan’s Prime Minister was rooting for Modi.
“This is the first time in our history that a Pakistan PM tells us who should be our PM,” he said.
Raj Thackeray also fact checked another post on a pro-Narendra Modi Facebook page that talked about how the Prime Minister’s policies have been bringing relief to several families. Soon after showing the image on the electronic screen, Raj Thackeray, invited the family whose picture had been used on stage and accused the BJP of spreading lies on social media.
Whether Raj Thackeray’s rallies have actually helped the Opposition or not will be clear after the elections but with at least four more rallies scheduled, Raj Thackeray is going all out in his attack before polling in Mumbai and surrounding areas.
Voting across Maharashtra will conclude in Phase 4 on April 29.