Raj Thackeray has once again demonstrated how proud he is of being a Maharashtrian. Addressing a rally on Wednesday, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief called on his followers to burn those autorickshaws that belong to non-Maharashtrians, even if the licences are in order. This is not the first time he has made a statement against people from outside the state. Here's a list of the things that previously rubbed him the wrong way:
In response to Jaya Bachchan saying, "Hum UP (Uttar Pradesh) ke log hain, isliye Hindi mein baat karenge, Maharashtra ke log maaf kijiye (We are from UP, so we will speak in Hindi; Maharashtrians, please forgive us) at a promotional event for the Abhishek Bachchan-starrer Drona.
In response to news reports in 2012 that a Bihari youth had vandalised the Amar Jawan memorial during the Azad Maidan protests.
On Mumbai being referred to as Bombay multiple times in Wake Up Sid
On finding out that a member of the Jain community had distributed aam ras and puri to several households to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mahavir's statue being brought to Mumbai
On defeating the influx of North Indians into Mumbai
Published Date: Mar 10, 2016 10:55 pm | Updated Date: Mar 11, 2016 12:14 am