Subramanian Swamy: MNS chief Raj Thackeray has north Indian roots

Mumbai: While addressing a lecture in Dombivli on Sunday night, Subramanian Swamy remarked that MNS party chief Raj Thackeray’s ancestral roots are in north India, by referring the autobiography of late Keshav Thackeray, grandfather of Raj Thackeray.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Tuesday criticised BJP leader Subramanian Swamy over his reported statement that the party chief Raj Thackeray’s ancestral roots are in north India.

MNS, which projects itself as the sole guardian of the interest of Marathi manoos, MNS leader Rajesh Kadam, who attended Swamy’s lecture, said he confronted the BJP leader over his remarks.

Kadam said he asked Swamy to prevail upon the BJP government in Centre as well as in Maharashtra to remove illegal hawkers and make Mumbai a clean and better living place.

There was no need to dig up Thackeray’s ancestral issue, he said.