Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday said that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is publicity-hungry and has nothing to do with democracy.
Reacting to Thackeray's remarks last week that Biharis in Maharashtra were "infiltrators", Nitish Kumar told reporters here: "Raj Thackeray has been doing all this for publicity and has nothing to do with democracy."
The chief minister wondered how would the Maharashtra government handle terrorism when it had failed to tackle a person like Thackeray. "It appears that Raj Thackeray has support of the Congress for doing all this," he said.
Last week, Thackeray had called Biharis in Maharashtra "infiltrators" in reaction to reports of a letter from the Bihar chief secretary warning Mumbai police against picking up suspects from the state without first informing local police.
"How come most offenders are from Bihar," Thackeray asked, adding that there was no need for Bihari politicians to teach Maharashtra the rules.