Mumbai, Oct.24 (ANI): Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray has described Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi as anti-Marathi ahead of municipal corporation polls to be held in the city.
Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena has launched a signature campaign against Gandhi after the latter praised Biharis for their contribution to the economy of Maharashtra.
"Who contributed to Maharashtra? Tilak-Agarkar (political leaders and social reformers) or Biharis. Condemn Rahul Gandhi for being anti-Marathi," was the message written on a huge 20 feet board, which was signed by Uddhav first on Saturday.
Thackeray said Gandhi's comments were an insult to the Marathi people, and past leaders like Shivaji, Jyotibhai Phule and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Gandhi had reportedly criticised the Shiv Sena and the Maharastra Navnirman Sena for spearheading a campaign to throw out Biharis from Maharashtra and Mumbai. (ANI)