Maintaining his Marathi-only ideology, Raj Thackeray alleged that the Cong-NCP alliance was intending to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra. And that the alliance would suceed in doing so due to the migration of North Indians into the city, he said.
In an attempt to counter the allegations levelled against him over the Shivaji statue, Thackeray attacked Congress president Sonia Gandhi by imitating her.
"She is accusing me of making a political issue of Chhatrapati Shivaji, but she should be telling her partymen who have announced a statue of the Maratha leader in the sea as a political gimmick,'' he said.
Responding to this 'act' strongly, Chief Minister and Congress leader, Ashok Chavan said that the MNS chief was good at acting.
"May be he should trying acting in one of the Karan Johar movies so that we could watch it everyday," he said eluding to the recent controversy between the movie maker and the politician over the use of 'Bombay' instead of 'Mumbai' in the movie, Wake Up Sid.
Shiv Sena's claims that Raj Thackeray has taken a supari' (contract) from the ruling Congress-NCP alliance and Bal Thackeray calling him the new Jinnah have provoked the MNS chief to intensify his verbal attack against Congress.