strongNew Delhi:/strong Raj Thackeray's comments threatening to brand Biharis as infiltrators have fuelled a controversy with leaders from various political parties slamming the MNS chief over the issue.
Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said the Thackeray family itself belonged to Bihar and had settled in Dhar in Western Madhya Pradesh from where they migrated to Mumbai.
If you look at the history of Mumbai, then it is a city of fishermen. Rest all have settled there from outside, Singh said.
Thackeray had yesterday threatened to force Biharis out of Maharashtra if authorities in Bihar take legal action against Mumbai policemen who picked up a teenager from there without informing their counterparts in that state.
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