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Balasaheb Had Told That Modi Shouldn't Even Be Touched: Uddhav

Uddhav Thackeray claimed that LK Advani had discussed with Balasaheb when there was a demand to remove Narendra Modi, the immediate Gujarat CM from his post after the Godhra riots

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray claimed that his late father and Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray supported Narendra Modi during the 2002 Godhra riots. After Riots, there was a demand to remove him from the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Thackeray said that the demand to remove Modi from the post of Chief Minister of Gujarat arose at a time when BJP veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of the country. During that time, BJP leader LK Advani had come to Mumbai to attend a rally and discussed this demand with Bal Thackeray.

He said that we were talking after the rally. Advani said that he wanted to discuss something with Balasaheb. Then I and the late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan left. Later, Advani spoke about Modi and asked Balasaheb what he thought about the demand for Modi's removal. Modi was not made the face of the post of Prime Minister then.

Uddhav Thackeray said, "Balasaheb told Advani that Modi should not even be touched." If Modi is removed, BJP will lose Gujarat and Hindutva will suffer because of this. He said that he respects PM Modi as a person.

BJP and Shiv Sena remained together till the 2019 Legislative Assembly elections in Maharashtra. But, after the declaration of the results of the Legislative Assembly in 2019, the Shiv Sena formed the government in the state by forming an alliance with the NCP and the Congress. Whereas, BJP and Shiv Sena fought the assembly elections in alliance.

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