Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray has equated nephew Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena with a carbon copy of the outfit he founded 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," 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 permitsystem to stop the hordes of migrants to Mumbai," Thackeray said, in an interview published in party mouthpiece Saamna today.
Thackeray said Marathi people should not refer to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as CST.
"Call the station by its full name," he said.
Mumbai belongs to Marathi people and will continue to remain a part of Maharashtra, the Sena chief said.
Thackeray flayed late Morarji Desai for ordering firing on agitators demanding a samyukta (united) Maharashtra.
It was Gandhiji's fortune that he did not meet Desai, or else he would have committed suicide before Godse killed him, Thackeray said.