"Those who used to attack hardworking people from eastern Uttar Pradesh have now changed the tone and are stating that they (Shiv Sena) are the saviours. One must remember that during BJP's regime, no one attacked the innocent people," said the Gorakhpur MP while addressing a rally in Mumbai.
Polls for the 227-member Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation are scheduled on February 21. BJP and Shiv Sena are going solo for this election.
"Voters should save BMC from those who are involved in various corrupt practices," he said in an apparent reference to Shiv Sena, which controlled the civic body for over past two decades.
"People should vote for BJP, which utilises people's money for developmental works. Late Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray was an architect of the alliance between BJP and Shiv Sena", he said, adding that "voters should teach a lesson to those who have hurt Balasaheb's soul by breaking the alliance".