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Raj slams state for growing slums

india Updated: Aug 02, 2009 02:14 IST
Naresh Kamath

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Saturday played the ‘Marathi card’ on the issue of the recent move by the state to regularise slums up to 2000.

“It is the conspiracy to destroy the Marathi identity,” he said.

Thackeray was speaking at a function, where students’ body Chhatra Bharati merged with the MNS’s students’ wing. He also did not spare the Sena-BJP combine for the mushrooming of slums.

“The ruling party has no control over the administration,” he said.

On the Emraan Hashmi controversy where the actor alleged discrimination by a housing society because he is a Muslim, Thackeray said the matter is being blown out of proportion.

“Here Maharashtrians are being denied flats and no one speaks for them,” he said.