In a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally, Shiv Sena on Monday asked the former to maintain the dignity of his office and 'stop peeping in other's bathrooms'.
Saamna, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece published an article describing the tone and manner in which the Prime Minister has been involved in mud-slinging campaign in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.
"Rahul Gandhi has said that Prime Minister Modi showcases special interest in peeping in other's bathroom. Modi made the rain coat barb against Manmohan Singh, hence Rahul might be retorting to the claim. In UP assembly polls, the PM threatened that he has the horoscope of other political parties while Akhilesh retorted by saying horoscopes are freely available. One can see how the level of campaigning has stooped low," the editorial read.
It said that the chair of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister shouldn't be involved in such mud-slinging campaign.
"After all the post has immense integrity and the person occupying it should make sure its dignity is upheld," it added.
It said that the person holding constitutional post, using government machinery to threaten and make promises amounts to 'political corruption'.
"The Chief Minister and Prime Minister, during the campaign, make promises and threaten, doesn't this come under the purview of law. The Oppositions' horoscope is in your hand because you are currently in power. You are not elected to power to do this. Your horoscope too will be available to your successors once you step down from power," it read.
The report further asked the Prime Minister to stop peeping into others bathrooms and start focusing on Delhi.
The Saamna's article was referring to Prime Minister Modi's rain coat barb made against his predecessor Manmohan Singh accusing him of letting corruption run free under his nose but managing to steer clear of any charges.
"Dr. Manhmohan has played a significant role in the economic system of India. But during the most corrupt regime in the nation, there was not a single corruption charge against him. This art of taking a bath wearing a raincoat must be learnt from Dr. Manmohan Singh," the Prime Minister said.