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Jan 23, 2014 at 06:26pm IST

Manmohan India's weakest PM, doesn't get respect: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai: In a no-holds-barred attack on the Prime Minister, the Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that Manmohan Singh was the weakest PM India had ever had.

"India hasn't had as weak a Prime Minister as Manmohan Singh. He doesn't get any respect anywhere," Uddhav said at a rally marking the birth anniversary of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray.

The 53-year-old also accused Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde of playing vote-bank politics. "Shinde tells states to be careful before arresting Muslims in terror cases. Shinde has an eye on the elections. Why should you look at the religion of a person?" he said, adding, "This January 26 will be the last time a Congress Prime Minister speaks from the Red Fort."

He also hit out at the Congress over the Adarsh Housing Society scam. "They pretended to investigate the Adarsh scam. They made the bureaucrats the scapegoat," he said, addressing his party workers.