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Snooping row: Shiv Sena slams BJP

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Published : Dec 27, 2018, 7:19 am IST
Updated : Dec 27, 2018, 7:19 am IST

The Sena has also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on power being like oxygen for some people.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (Photo: Twitter | @uddhavthackeray)
 Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (Photo: Twitter | @uddhavthackeray)

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the decision of the Central government to “snoop” on computers and mobile phones is not a sign of a good democracy and freedom. The party on Wednesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has inducted criminals and “purified” thieves in order to win elections. The Sena has also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comments on power being like oxygen for some people.

In the last week, the Union government had authorised 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt all the data contained in any computer system. As per the government order, 10 central probe and snoop agencies have been now empowered under the Information Technology Act, 2000, for computer interception and analysis.

An editorial in Saama-na, the party mouthpiece, had said that Prime Minister had said that the power is oxygen for some people. Without the power, they could not survive. If the PM would have clarified whom he is referring to by saying “some people”, it would have been better. However, power is not oxygen for some people but for everyone.

On the occasion of birth anniversary of Bh-arat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Mr Modi had expressed his thoughts.

The Sena said that the power is oxygen for politicians and the Ramayana and Mahabh-arata had taken place for power. There was a clash between truth and falsehood. Power is not oxygen for Lord Ram and he was in exile and even today he is in exile. Twenty-five years ago, (veteran BJP leader) Lal Krishna Advani had taken out a rath yatra in the name of Lord Ram and the BJP’s lotus flourished across the country. But today’s situation is such that Lord Ram in Ayodhya and Advani in politics are currently in exile and others are reaping the fruits of the oxygen of power and their sending people into exile forcefully is politics for power. Those who are in power have fear of their own people.

Attacking on the BJP, the party said those who couldn’t bring ‘Achhe din’ despite being in power is scared of the Opposition now.

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