Raj Thackeray wants Biharis to leave Maharashtra

February 23rd, 2008 - 11:46 pm ICT by admin  


Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against migrants, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray now wants all Biharis here to leave Maharashtra following protests against him in the Bihar assembly. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) legislators shouted slogans against Bihar Governor R.S. Gavai.

“When (Bihar Governor R.S.) Gavai was addressing a joint session of the assembly Friday RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) legislators were shouting slogans because he is a Mahrashtrian. All Biharis should leave the state of Maharashtra,” MNS spokesperson Shishir Shinde said here Saturday.

Shinde said people will now realise why MNS had protested earlier this month.

“Although we have a long-standing feud with Karnataka over the boundary issue, Maharashtrians still accept S.M. Krishna as the governor,” Shinde told IANS.

“Look at the stand taken by Biharis. They asked Gavai to leave just because he is a Maharashtrian. That is why we are asking all Biharis to leave.”

The Bihar legislators were protesting Thackeray’s campaign against north Indians, especially those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, who have settled in Mumbai and elsewhere in Maharashtra.

His remarks led to clashes which forced more than 10,000 migrants to flee to their homes.

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