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MNS chief's anti-migrant stand remains same, say politicos

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

North Indian leaders belonging to various parties in feel that Raj Thackeray's comments on influx of migrants from and to indicate that he has not dropped his hardcore "Marathi manoos" agenda.

Addressing a rally of north Indians Sunday, Thackeray, known for his strident son-of-the-soil rhetoric, had said that migrants from and should question the leaders in their home states for lack of development.

Former Congress said Thackeray's "oppressive stand" towards the migrants would not change, though he made his speech in Hindi.

"should realise at outset that North Indians come here for livelihood and not to take away jobs of the locals," he said.

said the Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief should quit politics, as he has "failed to understand and its people".

"He (Thackeray) dubbed and as poor states. If that is so, he should answer why the coastal Konkan region in has remained undeveloped despite being rich in natural resources?" asked Mishra.

Mishra dismissed Thackeray's claim that greed of getting flats under slum redevelopment schemes is attracting migrants to Mumbai.

"The concept of providing free homes to slum dwellers was envisaged by late Balasahab (Raj) is criticising his own uncle through his comments," Mishra said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 22:55 IST