After the BJP, another NDA ally JD (U) on Friday targeted alliance partner Shiv Sena in its current face-off with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, saying the Sena's stand is "completely wrong."
"Shah Rukh Khan has said the right thing. What the Shiv Sena or Raj Thackeray are doing is completely wrong. The entire country is against it," senior JD (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said when asked to comment on NDA alliance paratner Shiv Sena's threats against the actor.
The Shiv Sena has warned Khan to apologies for backing the Pakistani cricketers at the IPL and making the remark that Mumbai is for all Indians. The party stated that his films would be banned in the city if he doesn't offer an apology but the Baadshah is not bowing down to their demands.
Shah Rukh has hit back at the Shiv Sena by saying that he would stand by his statements and that his take on the issue is very strong. He added that there is no excuse for his statement and believes that he is an Indian and rejected the demand for an apology.
On February one, BJP had joined the Sangh parivar fount head RSS to take on its key ally Shiv Sena head on asserting that the party does not believe in any regional identity that "discriminates" Indians in the backdrop of the Sena's opposition to "Mumbai is for all" stand.
"We respect as a ground reality that at a regional level there is tradition, heritage and language identity. But there is no conflict between regional and national identity.
"And so, we do not believe in any linguistic, religious or regional identity that discriminates or differentiates," BJP president Nitin Gadkari had said.