Lalu slams Raj Thackeray for 'controversial' comment on 'Biharis'
- Jan 06, 2013, 17:29 PM IST
Patna/New Delhi:Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav has criticised MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s comment on people of Bihar, saying it was Thackeray’s habit to target people from state.
“Raj Thackeray is habitual of making such statements He should not make such comments,”said Yadav.
Meanwhile, political parties have slammed Thackeray in one voice. The Congress Party asserted that such comments were breaking the country. Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi also criticized RSS leader Mohan Bhagwat for his comment on rapes.
“Such statements are very unfortunate. Some are breaking the country into India and Bharat (RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat), (and) some are differentiating between Bihar and Maharashtra (Raj Thackeray). This is unfortunate, and such remarks, will weaken the country and its democracy,” said Alvi.
BJP’s minister in Bihar, Giriraj Singh demanded that charges of sedition should be clamped on Thackeray.
“If Raj Thackeray has given such a statement, then he must have lost his mental balance. Nobody can be permanent in politics by spreading communal discord. The election commission must dismiss his party, because such statements are not constitutionally accepted,” said Singh.
Addressing a public rally in Mumbai, Thackeray said that nobody was asking who was to be blamed for the rise in rape incidences and where had those men come from. He held ‘Biharis’ responsible for such crimes across the nation.
A 23-year-old girl was gangraped and killed on December 16 in a moving bus in Delhi. Some of the six accused have their roots in Bihar.