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Raj slams Hindi news channels for 'distorting' his remark

September 02, 2012 22:54 IST
Alleging that Hindi news channels were distorting his statements, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said they should not air news without understanding issues.

Speaking at a party meeting in Mumbai, he said, "I want to tell the Hindi news channel to first understand the issue before it is broadcast ...otherwise we know how to deal with it rpt deal with it."

Raj's reaction comes after some Hindi news channels and leaders of the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party from Bihar attacked him for his remarks on Friday that he would brand Biharis as infiltrators and make them leave Maharashtra.

"Why do all criminals flee to states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand after committing crime here," he asked and commented that governments from these states should introspect over it. "Even the Centre should think over the issue," he said.

Raj also ridiculed Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh's claim that the Thackerays had migrated from Bihar to Maharashtra. He demanded that the Maharashtra government and police should make registration compulsory for migrants entering the state.

As many as 48 trains from Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh come to the state daily, he said, adding, "Who knows how many people enter the state daily. There is no track record of their activities."

Wondering how Home Minister R R Patil had no knowledge about the letter sent by Bihar DGP to the Mumbai police commissioner in connection with the arrest of a youth from Bihar for vandalising a memorial here, the MNS leader alleged Patil did not understand his department.

"The Mumbai police commissioner has received a letter from Bihar DGP but Patil says he has no knowledge of it. This is the reason I am demanding his resignation. Patil does not understand the home department," he said.

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