Nashik, April 24: In a veiled attack on the Narendra Modi government, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said instead of guiding the youth in the right direction, it has “given birth” to Rohith Vemula, Hardik Patel and Kanhaiya Kumar, the youth figures who have been in news in the last few months. Also Read - Mumbai Local Train Timings May be Curtailed, But no Lockdown on Cards Yet: Maharashtra Minister

India has a big population of youths. Instead of giving them proper guidance and directions, the government is “misleading” them, he said and cited the examples of Rohit Vemula (Dalit scholar who committed suicide in Hyderabad University), Hardik Patel (Gujarat Patel quota stir leader who is in jail) and JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar (who has been charged with sedition).(ALSO READ:Kanhaiya Kumar responds to 15-year-old Jhanvi Behal’s open debate challenge! (Watch Video). Also Read - Maharashtra to Go Under Lockdown From March 1-15? Know Complete Truth Here

He, however, did not name BJP or the Modi government. The Modi government has come under attack over the way it has handled the issues related to these three youths.When Patel became popular, he was charged with sedition, and now Kumar is fighting against the government, Uddhav said, and asked, “Who gave birth to these youths?” Also Read - Coronavirus: Schools, Colleges, Coaching Institutes To Remain Shut till March 31 in Maharashtra’s Jalna

Youths of the country?required proper guidance and direction and it is not wrong to give advice to our friend (BJP) with whom we have an alliance, he told reporters here.
“We will oppose any bifurcation of Maharashtra,” the Sena leader said in the backdrop of ongoing debate on separate Vidarbha.