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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Raj Thackeray warns shutting all Hindi Channels in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Firebrand Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray once again spewed venom on Sunday when he reportedly warned to shut down all Hindi Channels in Maharashtra. MNS supremo's fresh warnings comes a day after much furore was caused after Thackeray's anti-Bihari remarks.Thackeray, on Friday threatened to brand Biharis in Maharashtra as “infiltrators”. His reactions came on reports of a letter from the Bihar chief secretary warning Mumbai police against picking up suspects from the state without informing the Bihar police.

Thackeray's remarks had triggered political storm with political parties asking the Centre to take strong action against him for his comments. On Saturday, an advocate filed the case against Thackeray in a court in Muzaffarpur district under a section related to sedition among others.Thackeray's warning to Hindi Channel came on Sunday even as Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil asserted that Raj's speech will be scrutinised.

It must be recalled that the MNS chief was in news recently for his blistering attack against veteran singer Asha Bhosle whe he said that she should have rejected the offer of working with Pakistani singers.Raj also criticised Colors TV channel for broadcasting the show. He had also warned other television channels to avoid including Pakistani artistes in their TV shows.