Mumbai, Mar 6: As expected Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan's 'Mumbai for all' remark has invited the wrath of Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray.
In an editorial piece in party mouth piece Saamna, Thackeray has lashed out against the governor for saying "anybody can live in Mumbai".
"Saying that migrants will continue to come to Mumbai is akin to betrayal of Maharashtra," the editorial published on Saturday, Mar 6 stated.
Dubbing the governor as a 'Congress pensioner', Sena chief remarked, "Raj Bhawan has lost touch with people's sentiments, thats why you say such things."
"Had Sankaranarayanan been the governor of Karnataka, would he have dared to say let hordes of migrants come to Bengaluru.
"Mumbai has been made into a dharamshala. The only way to stop the influx of migrants is to start a permit system to impose curbs on those coming here," Thackeray added.
In his first ever media interaction on Friday, Mar 5, the governor had said, "Only Mumbai can compete with itself. The rich, middle class and the poor co-exist here".
Thackeray has already targeted cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar and industrialist Mukesh Ambani for making similar remarks on Mumbai.