Shiv Sena on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow will not yield the BJP any political benefits in poll-bound UP, which may go on to repeat a Bihar for them. Breaking from tradition, Modi will attend the historic Aishbagh Ramlila at Lucknow on Dussehra next week. Usually, Prime Ministers have celebrated this festival in the national capital.
"The Opposition is scared that if Modi visits UP, there will be a political atmosphere created there. But Modi should visit Lucknow and announce that he has not come there to reap any political gains but to announce the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya," the Sena said in an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.