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'Achhe Din' only in advertisements: Uddhav Thackeray

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 July 2017, 12:58 IST

The Shiv Sena has once again targeted ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led, asserting that the latter's good days are only limited to government advertisements whereas the truth is different.

Questioning the decision of Prime Minister Modi government regarding demonetisation drive and Goods and Services Tax (GST), Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray said despite being a National Democratic Alliance (NDA)ally, he won't hesitate speaking against the things which are not right.

"Nearly 15 lakh people's have lost their jobs in the last four months and asked what is the arrangement made by the government for the ones who have lost their jobs?" Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna quotes Thackeray as saying.

He also attacked the Central Government stating that when Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister, he had provided Panchayati Raj to the lower level instead of running the government from Delhi.

"The achhe din are only in advertisements. Do we have true democracy in the country if all affairs are going to be run as per the wishes of the Prime Minister? He is centralising power at the Centre, instead of decentralising it. He is taking away the independence of the states," he said.


First published: 23 July 2017, 12:56 IST