“The country is fed up with the false promises made by Narendra Modi and his government,” Thackeray said in his address at a rally at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai.
All opposition parties should come together to get rid of the BJP-led NDA government to ensure “Modi-mukt Bharat”, he said, reminding the audience of BJP’s “Congress-mukt Bharat” slogan.
“India got its first Independence in 1947, second in 1977 (after the post-Emergency elections), and 2019 can bring a third Independence if India becomes ‘Modi-mukt’,” the MNS chief said.
Thackeray even said he is in favour of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, but it should not be used as an election issue, he said.
“The Babri Masjid demolition case is in the Supreme Court and it will be deliberately discussed in the coming days to instigate communal riots,” he said.
“Ram Mandir should be built, but it should not be used as an election plank to divide the society and win votes,” he said.