Raj Thackeray again attacks north Indian migrants

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) For the second time in five days, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray Monday targeted north Indians and the migrant population and demanded a check on their influx into Mumbai.

"People from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are involved in nearly 70-80 percent of all crimes committed in the city," Raj Thackeray alleged at a press conference here. Daily 48 trains come here from those two states alone, he added.

From the security point of view, he demanded that the authorities should pay attention to the migrants' influx in Mumbai and adjacent Thane district.

The MNS chief also lashed out at state Samajwadi Party chief Abu Asim Azmi for expressing sympathy with the 13/7 triple blast suspect, Faiz Usmani, who died in hospital Sunday owing to medical complications.

"What is wrong if the police investigated Usmani, who had met a terrorist in jail several times? Why does Azmi always support people with criminal backgrounds?" asked Raj Thackeray.

If terrorism has to be stopped in Mumbai, it was imperative to monitor the people coming to the city from outside, he said, adding that if Azmi continues to sympathise with such elements, then the state government should also inquire against him.

Reacting sharply, Azmi demanded action against the MNS chief for painting all people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with the same brush.

"In case anybody is found involved in any crime or guilty, then police and government must punish them. But without any evidence, it is not right on the part of Raj Thackeray to brand all people from UP-Bihar as criminals and spoil their image," he said.

A day after the triple blasts in Mumbai last Wednesday, Thackeray had blamed the north Indians and migrant population for the terror attack which left 19 dead and 129 injured so far.




Top Stories

Comment on this article

  • Sonu , Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 19 2011

    Raj is Right and i liked his concern about Mumbai..These two states uneducated people made mumbai as dirtiest in the world. Spitting at any place, indecent behaviour, looks like suspect and so many things..and in a short time mumbai is going to be another Bihar if there is no control on these two state people entry to Mumbai. BMC do any good infrastructure there people will misuse...Mumbai need Identity card for all living people colourwise..colour ID to be given for the identity on based number of years the individual is staying..We wish all the best Raj to make shining forever..He is the ultimate leader...

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • Ronald Madtha, Borimar/Mumbai/Maldives

    Mon, Jul 18 2011

    Some reasons Raj is right. if you live in Mumbai you will expirience.80% crime was done by North Indians & Bangladeshis. Making the Mumbai dirty by these people.This we have to Blame for our Politicians and not the innocent north indians, Our politician want vote bank and no development.Why Raj is not attacking South Indians? Sitting in Delhi & other corner of the world and blaming Raj is bad. They have to expirience Mumbai.Raj is not against all north Indians. He is against migrants who comes everyday in thousonds.His own Lawyer is a north Indian.Why single Congress & Samajwadi party is not uttering a word about migrants? They are not concern about them . They are only for Vote Bank.

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • divy, delhi

    Mon, Jul 18 2011


    i think Raj Thackrey is mentally retired. he should goto some psychologist. How can he speak like tht, such a irresponsible statement. he is a demagogue .

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

  • Ajit, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 18 2011

    Mumbai Muncipal elections are near so... He is a stunt man, looks for the publicity and apportunity to speak and be in news. Media please dont look at him.

    DisAgree Agree Reply Report Abuse

Leave a Comment

Title: Raj Thackeray again attacks north Indian migrants

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.