Now, a case filed against Raj Thackeray in Bihar
Raj Thackeray had threatened to brand Biharis in Maharashtra as “infiltrators”, fuelling a controversy with leaders from various political parties.
Mumbai: A case has been filed against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray in a court in Bihar, a report said on Saturday.
On Thursday, Thackeray had threatened to brand Biharis in Maharashtra as “infiltrators”, fuelling a controversy with leaders from various political parties slamming the MNS chief over the issue.
Meanwhile, a report said that an advocate has filed a case against Thackeray in a court in Muzaffarpur district.
In the meantime, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said the Thackeray family itself belonged to Bihar and had settled in Dhar in Western Madhya Pradesh from where they migrated to Mumbai.
"If you look at the history of Mumbai, then it is a city of fishermen. Rest all have settled there from outside," Singh said.
Thackeray had threatened to force Biharis out of Maharashtra if authorities in Bihar take legal action against Mumbai policemen who picked up a teenager from there without informing their counterparts in that state.
Thackeray, whose party has often launched violent campaigns against Hindi-speaking people in Maharashtra, was reacting to reports that Bihar chief secretary Navin Kumar has written to Mumbai police commissioner voicing displeasure over the arrest of the youth for vandalising the martyr`s memorial during Azad Maidan protest on August 11.
Shivanand Tiwari, a senior leader of the ruling JD-U in Bihar, hit out at Congress over the issue suggesting that the ruling party at the Centre and in Maharashtra is propping up Thackeray and drew parallels with the rise of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in Punjab during the terror days there.
(With Agency inputs)