Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, asking him to ‘wipe tears’ of the people instead of getting emotional during speeches.

“PM should have taken into confidence the people of the country as it was they who voted for him,” Thackeray told reporters.

Thackeray also advised PM Modi to take his predecessor Manmohan Singh’s words on demonetisation seriously. On Thursday, Manmohan Singh led the opposition charge in Rajya Sabha as he hit out at Modi over the move.

“Demonetisation a monumental mismatch by the Modi government. It is important to take note of the common people’s sufferings,” Singh said while addressing the Rajya Sabha.

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On November 17, Thackeray during a meeting with union home minister Rajnath Singh had urged the government to ease inconvenience faced by the people. His meeting with Rajnath came a day after he joined West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in her protest march to Rashtrapati Bhawan. The march was attended by several opposition parties.

The Shiv Sena has been critical of the Modi government’s demonetisation move, citing that the implementation has caused a lot of hardships to the common man.

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