Congress Slams Raj Thackeray

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By taking a dig at Raj Thackeray’s comments on non-Marathis getting autorickshaw permits, the Opposition Congress and NCP today blamed him for seeking after “scorn legislative issues” and requested that BJP-Shiv Sena government make lawful move against the MNS president.

Asserting that 70 percent of new autorickshaw grants were given to non-Marathis, Mr. Thackeray yesterday debilitated that his party members will set afire these vehicles in the event that they are seen plying on streets.

Congress spokesperson Al-Nasser Zakaria said Thackeray’s “open threat to incite violence” speaks volumes about the BJP-led government’s inability to reign-in “terror elements”, while NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said there are Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) provisions under which he can be arrested.

He said “it is shocking that somebody makes a hate speech and he is allowed to go scot-free.”

“When a non-politician like Kanhaiya Kumar speaks, he is immediately labelled an anti-national and put behind bars. Why is the same yard stick not applied for Raj Thackeray?” he sought to know. If he can openly speak of inciting violence in the present regime, it speaks volumes of the present government’s inability to reign in terror elements,” he said.