Didn't mock Modi, just pointed out trends on social media, says Raj Thackeray

MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday rejected reports claiming he had mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he was only pointing at the "changing trend" of social media in recent comments made to his party's supporters.

"I have never mocked Prime Minister Modi. I was only speaking about the changing trends of social media. If I want to oppose someone, I will do so openly, but the media should not put words in my mouth about something I haven't spoken at all," Thackeray said on the sidelines of a function at Vile Parle in suburban Mumbai.

Addressing a meet of the party's youth wing two days back, Thackeray had reportedly asked MNS activists not to get carried away while using social media and also took potshots at Modi for making "tall promises" and referred to a joke doing the rounds on social media.

The MNS chief said that the same social media that had been speaking in favour of Modi a couple of months back was now speaking against him.

He also urged social media users not to mock Modi's promise of "acche din". 

On the issue of price rise, Thackeray said, "Nobody likes prices being raised by the government and no government likes to raise prices... But given the country's current economic scenario, tough decisions need to be taken," he said.

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