Probably for the first time the longest allay of BJP, Shiva Sena came with all out praise on the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UN listing of JeM’s Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Though Shiva Sena has been sharing power with BJP at the center and also in Maharashtra, it is known as a vocal critic of Modi’s leadership.
In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamna, Sena said, “PM Modi first forced Pakistan to kneel and has now broken the wall of China that was helping Pakistan. Nothing is impossible for PM Modi and he has proved it by getting Masood Azhar to be declared a global terrorist.”
It added, “Azhar is India’s a number one enemy who has been involved in the terrorist activities of Kashmir and was the mastermind of Mumbai’s ’26 / 11 ‘ terrorist attack. He has been dreaming of dismantling India and came up with many conspiracies to achieve the same. He even orchestrated the horrific terrorist attack of Pulwama.
“We lost 4o soldiers in that attack for which Azhar took responsibility. Yet, Congress and PM Modi opponents alleged that the Pulwama massacre was planned by the BJP for these Lok Sabha elections,” the editorial said. It says that the Opposition made light of this development and that nothing significant was achieved. “It is sheer dirty politics,” the editorial added.
It said that it was unfortunate how Congress had questioned the timing of the development. “There is a factory in Pakistan that produces terrorists and Azhar is its patron. Within a few days of the Pulwama attack, the US, the UK and France proposed to declare Azhar as a global terrorist in the UN but China blocked the move. Because for China, Azhar is not a terrorist but an industrialist.”