Mumbai, June 24 : Nationalist Congress Party's mouthpiece Rashtravadi has said that the Thackerays came to Mumbai two generations ago for jobs and have no right to assault those coming in search of livelihood in the financial capital of India.
NCP mouthpiece made this claim in an article published in this month's issue.
A renowned scholar and Professor at the Pune University, Hari Narke, has written the strong-worded article in the Rashtravadi.
Narke flayed Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, who is Bal Thackeray's nephew, over attacks on migrants in Mumbai.
"Raj should read the autobiography of his grandfather Prabodhankar Thackeray (Bal Thackeray's father). Prabodhankar, who studied in Madhya Pradesh, has written how he travelled in other states for livelihood," Narke said.
"This proves that the Thackerays, who are not original inhabitants of Mumbai, came to this city in search of livelihood," the scholar said.
Incidentally, Maharashtra Government published Prabodhankar's literature in 1995 at the behest of Narke, the article said.
"Who gave those, who came to Mumbai two generations ago to earn their livelihood, the right to beat up others who also come here in search of jobs?" Narke questioned.