On Saturday, the Shiv Sena party took a jibe against the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party through their mouthpiece magazine Saamana.
In the editorial of Saamana, Shiv Sena compared the cry of the Bharatiya Janata Party over Arnab Goswami’s arrest to the reactions of United States President Donald Trump on the results of the election. Donald Trump, who is clearly on the verge of a defeat against Joe Biden, has reacted passionately about not accepting the result. In the editorial, without naming the Republic TV anchor Arnab Goswami, the party said,
“Just like Trump’s actions that included spreading fake news and demanding that counting of votes be stopped and moving the court are against the law and prestige of America, BJP leaders in Maharashtra are protesting against the arrest of a suspected accused in an abetment to suicide case.”
Shiv Sena Takes Jibe At BJP
The opposition BJP had alleged that the arrest of the anchor by the Raigad police on the closed 2018 case was politically motivated and is an attempt to suppress the freedom of the press. It further said,
“When prime minister Narendra Modi was chief minister of Gujarat, BJP leaders, including (incumbent Union home minister) Amit Shah, were tried in several cases of (2002) Gujarat riots. They were acquitted as per law, but the BJP did not say then that the actions (cases) were politically motivated or part of a vendetta. The BJP has gone out of its mind by putting up posters of Uddhav Thackeray and Indira Gandhi reminding people of the Emergency, in Delhi. This is not only childishness but also ignorance. Comparison with Indira Gandhi is a matter of pride. The iron lady had avenged partition of our country by breaking Pakistan in 1971.”
The editorial piece also took a jibe at the BJP for wearing black badges by the leaders until Arnab Goswami is released.