New Delhi [India], Jan. 29 : Slamming the Shiv Sena which severed ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the BMC polls in Maharashtra, the saffron party on Sunday said the Sena suffers from inferiority complex and lack of meritocracy in their system.
BJP spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao also said the Shiv Sena must understand its limitations. "The Shiv Sena suffers from an inferiority complex. I think they are jealous of the immense popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi ji is a self made leader. He is not reveling at the position because he is somebody's son," he said. "The Sena must understand its limitations. It's a party that's been found on dynastic principles. Prime Minister Modi is the choice of the people of the country," he added. Rao also said that Ram Mandir wasn't an issue for them for assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. "Certainly, Ram temple issue is not an electoral issue for the BJP. But the BJP is committed to the construction of a Ram temple, a grand temple in Ayodhya under the constitutional orders by the court," Rao clarified.
This comment came after Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut earlier in the day questioned the BJP over the promise of Ram temple in Ayodhya in its manifesto for Uttar Pradesh polls.
A day before, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said his party had no qualms about fighting on lesser number of seats in the BMC elections.
"Like the Shiv Sena, I will not say that 25 years have been wasted with the alliance. I will only say that we learnt a lesson that we caused a loss to Mumbai all this while." Fadnavis had earlier also accused the Shiv Sena of being involved in extortion and corruption.
The BMC polls will be held on February 21 and the results will be announced on February 23..