Sena to launch stir over Rahul`s `anti-Maharashtra` remarks

Shiv Sena objected to what it termed as "anti-Maharashtra" comments by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during the Bihar poll campaign, and said it would launch a state-wide protest against him.

Last Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 23:38 PM IST

Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Friday objected to what it
termed as "anti-Maharashtra" comments by Congress leader Rahul
Gandhi during the Bihar poll campaign, and said it would
launch a state-wide protest against him.

"Rahul Gandhi has insulted Marathis in Bihar and the
Marathis in Maharashtra. He has lost his balance," Shiv Sena
executive president Uddhav Thackeray told reporters at Sena
Bhawan, the party`s headquarters in central Mumbai.

"Why is Maharashtra being dragged into the Bihar election
issue," he said. "Ruling Congress and MPs in Maharashtra
should explain their stance on the matter," he added.

Uddhav said that according to Rahul, people of Bihar were
being thrown out of Maharashtra and Mumbai even though they
had made a major contribution to the development of
Maharashtra.

Terming Rahul`s `walking-talking` as `monkey business`,
Uddhav alleged that the Nehru-Gandhi family had always adopted
an anti-Maharashtra posture and Rahul was following the same
trend.

PTI