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Raj defends uncle Thackeray, says will not let him be insulted at this age

MNS chief Raj Thackeray came out in defence of his uncle and Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray over a breach of privilege motion against him in the Parliament. Naresh Kamath and Rajendra Aklekar report.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2008 00:35 IST

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Monday came out in defence of his uncle and Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray over a breach of privilege motion against him in the Parliament.

Raj has threatened that he would not allow any elected representative or official from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to come to Mumbai if the latter was summoned before the privileges committee of the Parliament.

Responding to newspaper reports on Monday that Thackeray was likely to get summons to appear before the Privileges Committee for an editorial in Saamna which criticised the Members of Parliament from UP and Bihar a few months ago, Raj said he would not tolerate such a move. In a statement, he said he would not allow the notice to be delivered to his uncle. “Leaders like Thackeray are pride of Maharashtra and we would not let him be insulted at this age when he is old and ailing,” he said in a release here. There would be bloodshed but we will no longer tolerate such insults, he added.