NCP Accuses Udayanraje Bhosale of 'Surrendering' to BJP Amid Row Over Book Comparing PM Modi to Shivaji
Mumbai: The NCP on Tuesday lashed out at BJP leader and former MP Udayanraje Bhosale for not speaking against the ruling party at the Centre amid a controversy over a book comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Maratha warrior king Shivaji.
Earlier in the day, Bhosale condemned the book and said nobody in the world can be compared to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
He also said that only the Maratha warrior king can be called 'Janata Raja' (enlightened king), taking a swipe at NCP supremo Sharad Pawar who is sometimes given this epithet by his supporters.
Hitting out, NCP chief spokesperson Nawab Malik said, "Udayanraje has no option but to surrender before the BJP after joining that party.
Malik also said Union minister Prakash Javadekar's statement that Goyal had apologised and withdrawn the book was not enough.