In a sarcastic take on Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena today said the Prime Minister clearly seems disturbed over the state of affairs in the country while presenting his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' as he single handedly is taking so much trouble to alleviate the pains of the common man over a plethora of issues.
"One man is taking so much trouble to take away the pains of common man. He is fighting corruption, economic difficulties, unemployment, inflation, terrorism, political opponents and loud mouths from his own party," Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana on Wednesday.
"In the middle of this he is on foreign tours and finishing off pending work and then coming back to solve the problems of common man. He (Modi) has also taken the burden of Bihar election on himself," it quipped. Modi has also announced gold coins bearing the Ashok Chakra. "What more can the government do for poor people?" the Sena taunted.
Taking a jibe on Modi's recent announcement that interviews will be abolished for appointments to Group D, C and B non-gazetted posts in Central government, the Sena sought to know the number of such job opportunities available.
"The PM recently said there will be no interviews required. But how many of these jobs are available and who gets these jobs?," the editorial stated.
"Recently, UP government gave an advertisement for 360 Chaprasi jobs for which 23 lakh people applied. Even in the Mumbai municipal corporation, lakhs of people apply for a hundred posts," it pointed out.