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MNS chief should avoid pushing his political agenda: Nirupam

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A day after appealed to migrants coming to in search of livelihood to respect the local culture, the Monday asked the to avoid targeting them for furthering his "political agenda".

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

Hitting out at Thackeray, Sanjay Nirupam said the statement of the Navnirman Sena (MNS) that north Indians residing in have no respect (for local culture and language), is "extremely shameful".

"While he (Thackeray) wants them to ask their leaders about the lack of employment in the northern states, no one gives Thackeray the right to commit any kind of violence against them," Nirupam said, adding that Thackeray should refrain from furthering his political agenda.

In his speech, Thackeray had noted that chunk of migrants come to Mumbai from UP, Bihar, and

"All I want is if people are coming to in search of livelihood, they should respect the local language and culture," he had said.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:45 IST