Mumbai, Bouncing back onto the political centre-stage, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Sunday came out in support of the CAA-NCR-NPR, and warned that his party would strongly counter all those who are opposing these laws.
Leading a massive procession to demand the ouster of illegal migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh living in India –a figure he pegged at over two crore — Thackeray said: “A thorough clean-up operation is a must.”
Coming out in support of the CAA, he said it has been in existence since 1955, and was intended to give citizenship to persecuted “minorities” in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, but the circumstances have changed since then.
“The Muslims are taking out morchas around the country…I don’t see the point. Why do they need to make a show of strength? We have nothing against the Indian Muslims… they are ours. We are only against the illegal Muslim infiltrators from Pakistan-Bangladesh,” he said.
“Henceforth, for all morchas against CAA-NRC-NPR, we (MNS) will counter with morchas, retaliate sword by sword and stone by stone. My message through today’s procession is clear to all whom it is intended for,” Thackeray declared...