Condemning the attack on Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi to protest the campaign against north Indians in Maharashtra, cinestar and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday sought UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's intervention in the matter.
"I feel sorry for Maharashtrians as well as for north Indians, who are becoming victims of hate campaign in different parts of the country. The attacks on people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Mumbai is done by a handful of vested interests," he told PTI over phone from Mumbai.
"Two wrongs can not make a right," Sinha, who calls Bihar his "janambhoomi" and Maharashtra "karambhoomi", said.
Maintaining that there was "no hope left" from Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil who advocated "bullet for bullet policy", Sinha asked the UPA chairperson to intervene and nip the problem.
Sinha, who was a Union minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, demanded a judicial probe into the "brutal" killing of Patna youth Rahul Raj allegedly by Mumbai police.
Sinha questioned the "intriguing silence" of his Bollywood colleagues and other greats of different fields hailing from Maharashtra over the issue.
"I appeal to singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Nana Patekar, prominent cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar to counsel the vested interests," he said.