Mumbai, Jan 29: Reliance Industries chief Mukesh Ambani's statement that Mumbai belongs to all Indians has angered Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray.
In an article published in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackeray said, "Marathi people have as much right over Mumbai as Mukesh Ambani has over Reliance companies."
"Mumbai is Maharashtra's capital and will remain its capital. Don't meddle in the path of Mumbai and Marathi manoos," he said.
Thackeray said, "When 'Pandit Mukesh Ambani' says Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi belong to all Indians, why has he left out cities likes Ahmedabad, Jamnagar and Rajkot."
Earlier, Mukesh Ambani had said the Marathi mandatory for taxi permits in Mumbai is 'unfortunate'.
"We are all Indians first. Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi belong to all Indians. That is the reality," he had said.