BJP slams remark of Uddhav against Biharis
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the party, fought against the permit system in Jammu and Kashmir.
"The party`s founder Shyama Prasad Mookherjee sacrificed his life fighting against the permit system for Indians entering the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We don`t need a permit to go to Maharashtra," he said.
Hussain, who is MP from Bhagalpur in Bihar, said Maharashtra is part of India and every citizen of the country has a right to visit it and earn his livelihood. "We will not accept this. Every Bihari has a right to go to any part of the country," Hussain said.
Uddhav Thackeray had echoed the views of his cousin and MNS Chief Raj to demand that a permit system for Biharis in Maharashtra should be implemented in the state.
The outsider issue has gained prominence since the ethnic violence in Assam took place. Recently, a crowd protesting against these attacks indulged in violence and vandalised the Amar Jawan Jyoti memorial in Mumbai.