Mumbai: Continuing with its attack on Narendra Modi, Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at the Prime Minister and said that he has left his work in the national capital to hold public meetings in the poll-bound Maharashtra.
In its editorial mouthpiece Saamna, Shiv Sena launched an attack on Modi and reportedly said that despite making make new promises each day, what has he done for Maharashtra after becoming the Prime Minister.
It also said that the frequent visits of Modi are making a dent on the state's treasury.
The editorial also quoted MNS chief Raj Thackeray as saying that Modi is still behaving like the chief minister of Gujarat and not focusing on other areas of the country, as per a news report.
Modi is currently on a whirlwind campaign in Haryana and Maharashtra where he has already addressed several public rallies in support of BJP candidates.
The party is trying to cash in on Modi magic to win maximum number of seats in the poll-bound states.
The editorial also alleged that Modi is the only face of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and that is why he is being projected in the election rallies.
The party wrote that if Modi had mass appeal, then he would have urged people in Maharashtra to vote for the party while sitting in New Delhi and not by holding rallies.
Shiv Sena had earlier accused BJP of trying to divide Maharashtra and breaking the 25-year-old alliance with the party to benefit some businessmen close to senior BJP leaders.
Party's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut had also questioned PM's respect for late Balasaheb Thackeray and asked why Modi did not intervene to save the two-decade old alliance in Maharashtra.
Party chief Uddhav Thackeray had compared the ongoing poll campaign in Maharashtra by Modi's cabinet to an assault by Bijapur general Afzal Khan's army on Shivaji's dominion in the 17th century.
He added that their intention is to “break the state into pieces” in the name of promises and development.