Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Sunday congratulated 'grand alliance' leaders Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad, and described their win in Bihar elections as a "victory for politics of regional pride".
Raj wished Nitish and Lalu to lead the state on the path of development, so that Biharis do not need migrate to other states.
"It's a victory for the politics of regional pride, development and social justice. I feel that development of Bihar should happen so rapidly that Biharis will stop migrating to Maharashtra and other states," he said.
"Migrant Biharis from all states must aspire to go back to their own state," Raj said.
Notably, the MNS had in the past launched agitation against migrants from north India, accusing them of "usurping jobs" of local youths in Maharashtra.
The JDU-RJD-Congress alliance is set for a massive victory in the 243-seat Bihar Assembly polls, trouncing the BJP-led grouping.