Nagpur, Feb.25 : The Governor of Bihar, R.S. Gavai today disapproved of the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) agitation against north Indians in Maharashtra and questioned Thackeray's claim to safeguard the interests of the Marathi people.
"Thackeray doesn't seem to have thought about the hostility that Maharashtrians in other states might have to face as a reaction to his hate campaign (against north Indian migrants)... What type of love (for the Marathi people) is this?" Gavai told reporters here.
"In any case such linguistic agitations and hate campaigns are dangerous for the national integrity and will only widen the fissures between various communities in society," the Bihar governor said, adding that he had spoken to Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and also written to him about this.
Last week, Gavai was booed by some opposition members in the Bihar Assembly during his address to its joint session.