MUMBAI: Shiv Sena, which shares an uneasy alliance with the BJP, has hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, squarely blaming the Pathankot terror attack on his Lahore diplomacy and saying it was time for him to focus on India rather than “trying to unite the world”.
“Seven of our soldiers get martyred in return of a cup of tea with Nawaz Sharif…The only national work being done is condoling the deaths of soldiers on Twitter,” it said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna. “But why have these soldiers died? PM Modi is trying to unite the world, but time has now come for him to concentrate on India,” it said.
Had the Congress been in power today, there would have been demands to strike at Pakistan and avenge the deaths of soldiers, but now nothing is being done about the incident, the editorial said.
The party said it had warned PM Modi not to trust Pakistan. “The Prime Minister was in Lahore only last week as a guest of his counterpart Nawaz Sharif. At that time, we had warned him not to trust Pakistan.”