In an apparent pointer to his nephew Raj Thackeray’s Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Wednesday said a lot of parties copying his agenda have come up since he founded the outfit in 1966.
“A lot of duplicates have come up...maybe with my blessings. They copy whatever I say. That is their agenda.
They look like carbon copy of Shiv Sena before people,” Mr. Thackeray said, without naming MNS or Raj Thackeray.
“I had said in my speech at the first public meeting of Sena on October 22, 1966 that there should be a permit system to stop the hordes of migrants to Mumbai,” Mr. Thackeray said, in an interview published in party mouthpiece Saamana today.
Mr. Thackeray also said that Marathi people should not refer to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as CST. “Call the station by its full name.”
Mumbai belongs to Marathi people and will continue to remain a part of Maharashtra, the Sena chief said.