MUMBAI: According to the report published by The Times of India, Mumbai chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Ashish Shelar has advised Shiv Sena to change its perception about Pakistan and to consider the local problems while discussing national issues.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray had expressed confusion regarding the recently held meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia and he labeled the meeting as unfortunate. He said that the neighboring country needs to be taught a lesson in a manner it understands, as he felt that the conditions on the borders between the two countries had not changed at all.
BJP leader said that Uddhav Thackeray should have first sought information on Modi’s meeting with Sharif. The meeting between the two prime ministers was of national importance. Since the trial of 26/11 Mumbai attacks is going on in a Pakistani court, Modi forced Pakistan into completing it faster. Several Indian fishermen are lodged in Pakistani jails. The meeting also focused on their release.
He added further, Everybody has the right to speak about India-Pakistan relations and what is happening in Jammu and Kashmir. But what is required is a change of opinion so that you can see the changed conditions.
Ashish Shelar also criticised Shiv Sena, which directs the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, over recent flooding in the capital city of Maharashtra state supposed to be caused by blocked drains.
He also said that the Sena speaks about issues of national importance, why does not it take action against MCGM contractors who are doing substandard work of cleaning the drainage system? It also needs to focus on the increasing number of leptospirosis cases in Mumbai.