Watch: Raj Thackeray dares Asaduddin Owaisi, ‘come to Maharastra, I will Put a knife’

, 2:00 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday slammed the Owaisi brothers over “Bharat Mata ki Jai” row.

He alleged that Asaduddin Owaisi and Akbaruddin Owaisi are financed by BJP, Thackeray dared the All AIMIM chief to come to Maharashtra.

“Come to Maharashtra, I will put a knife to your throat,” he challenged Asaduddin Owaisi on his remark that he would not chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ even if a knife is put to his throat.

MNS Chief Raj Thackeray also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of “betraying the trust” and dared the Shiv Sena to quit the BJP-led government which, he claimed, wasn’t giving due credit to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

“Which PM undertook so many foreign trips? Where are the ‘achche din’,” Raj asked at a ‘Gudhi Padwa’ rally of his party at Shivaji Park.

“You promised to bring back black money. Where is it? Mallya took crores (of rupees) from here and fled from the country,” he said.

Before becoming the Prime Minister, Modi opposed the norms for jewellers, but is implementing the same after becoming the PM, he said. “Jewellers are now saying ‘Ek Hi Bhool, Kamal Ka Phool’ (the only mistake is voting BJP to power)”, Raj added.