RJD burns Raj Thackeray in effigy, demands arrest

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Lucknow, May 5 (UNI) As Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's alleged ''objectionable'' remarks on North Indians and famous politicians, the recent being Railway Minister Lalu Prasad continued, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) activists today burnt the former in effigy and demanded his arrest.

The irked mob assembled in front of Raj Bhavan and ranted anti-Raj Thackeray slogans.

Expressing their anger over the MNS president's unpleasent comments on the Railway minister, the RJD workers burnt him in effigy.

UP RJD president Kailashnath Yadav here said '' the MNS chief is passing anti-North Indian remarks to make stronger his poltical image...now he has challenged the minister.'' ''His behaviour is spreading 'chetravad' (differences among states), therefore the Maharashtra government should arrest him as soon as possible,'' the RJD leader maintained.

Three days back, Mr Thackeray had passed objectionable comments on North Indians in a rally and had said ''if Mr Lalu came to Mumbai to celebrate Chatt puja then he would not be allowed to go back.'' UNI JAS RL BD1655

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