New Delhi, May 10 : Shiv Sena's northern region chief Jai Bhagwan Goyal irked by his party's stance against north-Indians, has formed a new party. He also blamed the Thackeray family of serving the interests of Pakistan by promoting regionalism.
Naming the new party 'Rashtravadi Shiv Sena', Goyal claimed that a number of Sena members from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh had left Shiv Sena to join the new outfit following the outrageous comments against non-Marathis.
He said the diatribe against north-Indians by Shiv Sena and MNS chief Raj Thackeray is part of Pakistan's designs to destabilise India.
Attacking the Thackeray family, Goyal said: "First Pakistan raised Jai Khalistan, then came the Jai Kashmir slogan. There is a conspiracy to divide India in the name of 'Jai Maratha', which has been hatched by Pakistan.
He said the Thackerays were attacking well-known personalities like Amitabh Bachchan, who have taken India's name to a new high, for petty gains.
"Let me ask them, what contribution has Raj Thackeray made for the welfare of Maharashtrians in particular and Indians in general," Goyal said.
Goyal has been associated with the Shiv Sena for the past 36 years.