The government should introspect and correct itself where it has erred, rather than showing intolerance towards criticism, the Sena said.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said, "The BJP government's stand is that the prime minister, the president and the chief ministers should not be insulted and that people should be patient."
"However, where did this call for patience and good manners disappear when Manmohan Singh was time and again made fun of when he was the prime minister?" it asked.
"The government gets intolerant when it is ridiculed by the youth when its promises turned out to be false after coming to power. The prime minister should declare if there is no freedom to air one's views about the government or the BJP," it said.
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