Parties seek action against Raj for anti-Bihari jibe
MNS chief Raj Thackeray's 'anti Bihari' remarks today created a furore in the state with political parties today asking the Centre to take strong action against him for his divisive comments.
BJP leader Giriraj Singh condemning Thackeray said he should be booked on charges of sedition for attacking the unity and integrity of the country.
The Maharashtra Navanirman Sena(MNS) chief's anti-Bihari jibe yesterday was also violative of Constitution and parliamentary democracy which allowed the citizens to settle down in any part of the country, Singh, also the state Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Minister, said.
NDA ally JD(U) too slammed Thackeray for his stand and said the Centre should take cognizance of his comments and initiate strong action against him.
"The MNS chief has been spewing venom for past many years against the north Indian people, including those from Bihar, settled in Mumbai and Maharashtra," JD(U) spokesman Neeraj Kumar said.
Referring to RJD, Kumar said the party which has been a constituent of the UPA government for years should put pressure on it to act tough against Thackeray.