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Updated: March 19, 2010 10:23 IST

Raj Thackeray’s remarks on CST draw flak

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Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, who forced filmmaker Karan Johar to apologise for calling Mumbai as ‘Bombay’ in his film, is now the target of critics for calling the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) by its former name VT (Victoria Terminus).

The bustling terminus, designed by Frederick William Stevens, a consulting architect in 1887-1888, was renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in 1996 but the abbreviation VT has stuck and Raj proved he is no exception.

“At a recent function here, Raj repeatedly called CST as VT. He has no right to preach others,” former minister Nawab Malik said.

The MNS chief was addressing a gathering at the railway station, recalling his visits to the terminus during college days.


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