Thackeray criticises Maharashtra Governor for 'Mumbai belongs to all' remark

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Mumbai, Mar 6 (ANI): Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray on Saturday criticised Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan for his 'Mumbai belongs to all' remark.

In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamna', Thackeray said, "Governors are in decorative but dangerous posts. Saying that migrants will continue to come to Mumbai is akin to betrayal of Maharashtra."

Sankaranarayanan in his interaction with the media personnel on Friday said, "Anybody can live in Mumbai. Only Mumbai can compete with itself. The rich, middle class and the poor co-exist here."

Further charging the Governor for his anti-Mumbai remark, Thackeray said, "These rubber stamp white elephants have to be borne for years at taxpayers' expense. They should not be sticking their noses anywhere."

"Had Sankaranarayanan been the Governor of Karnataka, would he have dared to say let hordes of migrants come to Bengaluru," added Thackeray.

The Shiv Sena leader had earlier lashed out at batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar and industrialist Mukesh Ambani for lending their voices to the idea of outsiders coming and settling in Mumbai.

Playback singer Asha Bhonsle had last week said the Mumbai belongs to all irrespective of from where any person comes.

"Mumbai belongs to all of India," said Bhonsle at a cultural programme organised by a Marathi TV channel on February 28 in Pune.

"No one can snatch the job of a man who works here (in Mumbai) from morning to evening. Our people (Maharashtrians) should also show the readiness to work hard," she added. (ANI)

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