Referring to Narendra Modi's speech targeting the prime minister on Independence Day, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said it hoped that the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, when he takes the top post, would "drag" fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim to India and hang him.
"The issues on which Modi criticised the PM, he has to resolve them tomorrow," Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana.
"If Modi gets power like Sardar Patel in Delhi, he will imprison all those who are looting the country. He will drag Hafiz Saeed, Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon from Pakistan and hang them. He will stuff all the black money in Swiss banks in a cargo plane and bring it back to India. The poor and farmers will be happy and lead a debt-free life," Thackeray said in his editorial.
He added, "The Rupee that is falling today against the dollar will show an exactly opposite trend. We are sure if Modi comes to power, Pakistanis will not cross our borders and kill our soldiers. Our submarines like Sindhurakshak will not catch fire. Modi can make all this happen and no one has doubt over this".
"Whether Pakistan has lost its sleep over Modi's speech is only known to Hafiz Saeed, but we have heard that some Congress ministers have certainly ordered for sleeping pills," the Sena said.
The editorial also referred to senior BJP leader L K Advani taking exception to Modi's aggressive criticism of the prime minister on Independence Day.
On Modi's contention that in 'a race' between Gujarat and Delhi, the former will win, the Sena said, "It would be interesting to note what the chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have to say on this. Gujarat has developed under Modi, but when it comes to a race in Delhi politics, the front-runners don't always win".
"Advani questioned if it is right to demean the prime minister on Independence day. Advani is a staunch patriot and has great experience. What BJP is enjoying today is the fruit of Advani's labour. It should be understood that he has a national perspective," it said.
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