Thackeray hate speech at Congress’ behest: Nitish

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday took strong exception to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray's renewed attack on north Indians and alleged that such venom was spread at the behest of Congress keeping in mind of the next state elections.

"It is the constitutional right of the citizens to go anywhere for jobs. For the sake of electoral gains such statements have been made at the behest of Congress," Kumar told reporters here.

"Stern action should be taken against those who make such uncalled for provocative statements to divide the country. But Maharashtra government does not take any action deliberately," he said.