Uproar in Bihar assembly over Raj Thackeray’s remarks

Patna, March 10 (IANS) There was uproar in the Bihar legislative assembly on Thursday as legislators slammed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray and demanded action over his remarks to burn auto-rickshaws of non-Marathis in Mumbai.

Cutting across party lines, legislators of the ruling Grand Alliance – Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Congress – and opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies slammed Raj Thackeray and demanded action against him.

Soon after the assembly began, legislators raised the issue in the house.

Some legislators also raised slogans against Raj Thackeray in and outside the state assembly.

Senior JD-U leader Shayam Rajak said the country will not accept Raj Thackeray’s remarks.

“Raj Thackeray is also a champion of Hindutva politics of RSS and BJP. He has exposed the mindset of Hindutva politics again,” he said.

Congress leader Ajit Sharma said the government should take legal action against him for creating hate against Hindi-speaking people in Mumbai.

BJP leader Vinod Narayan Jha said Raj Thackeray’s statement is not in favour of an united country.

Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) spokesperson Danish Rizwan said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take notice of it.

“Raj Tackeray’s statement will only create hate in the country,” Rizwan added.

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