Patna, Sep 10 (): Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav today pounced on the Thackeray family by saying that they were originally from Bihar and not from Maharashtra. They were supposed to be “infiltrators” in the state of Maharashtra.
“Being Biharis, they should no longer reside in Maharashtra and vacate the place as soon as possible,” said Lalu to reporters in Patna while reacting sharply to the Thackerays’ remarks regarding Biharis.
The former chief minister Mr Lalu Prasad Yadav said in a statement that India belongs to all and every citizen of the country is free to stay or settle as per his /her wish. No force has the right to throw him or her out of any state within the country.
“Biharis have been contributing in building the State of Maharashtra. They never harm or create any sort of trouble in the State. Biharis have the right to stay there,” stated Lalu.
The Thackerays in the past have always criticized the people of North India and they made a habit of passing remarks only against Biharis. With an intention to dig at the Chief Minister of Bihar, Lalu added Nitish Kumar was unable to oppose the Thackerays. “They have treated him like a parrot of their family,” mocked Lalu.
Focussing on Nitish Kumar’s visit to Mumbai to address the Bihar Diwas celebration in the month of April this year, Lalu said the chief minister has been praising Maharashtra and even failed to talk a word about Bihar.
A week back, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh has revealed from a book which was written by Prabodhankar Thackeray that the Thackerays actually originated from Magadh, Bihar and after a period shifted to a number of cities in India and finally settled down in Mumbai for livelihood like any other migrants.
If the Thackeray family wants the migrants to live the State, first they have to pack out, claimed the former chief minister.