"If the MNS party workers commit any cognizable offence like assault, then they will not be forgiven and action will be taken against each one of them," Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) K L Prasad said.
Joint Commissioner was responding to a letter sent by Thackeray asking the police to 'think twice' before lathi-charging MNS activists involved in the agitation to enforce the civic body's deadline stipulating Marathi signboards on the city shops by August 28. He said that Raj through his political party, is trying to trap Mumbaikars under the garb of regionalism to gain political mileage.
"Regionalism should not be dragged by political parties on such issues and that all the people in the city are working for the development of the country," Prasad said.
Stepping up his campaign for Marathi signboards, Raj Thackeray warned that shop owners who do not put up the boards by August 28 will have to face the wrath of his men. He denied of raising the issue of Marathi signboards for electoral gains. Instead said that it is for Marathi pride.