Hitting back at Shiv Sena for its remarks against Rahul Gandhi, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh today dubbed the Thackerays as "paper tigers".
"They (Thackerays) are paper tigers. There is no need to pay much attention to them," he said after the Shiv Sena
supremo Bal Thackeray stepped up attack on Gandhi on the "Mumbai for all Indians" remark and raked up the issue of
Congress President Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin.
Singh said the Thackerays wanted to hog the headlines by taking to violence in front of media for the sake of
publicity. "We know how courageous they are," he said.
Thackeray said in an editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna', "The 'Prince of Congress' is totally frustrated and
it is in this frustration he has insulted Marathi people and Maharashtra".
The Sena leader said Mumbai was not a "dharamshala" (guest house) of the country that "anyone comes to Mumbai, spits here and leaves."
Thackeray's attack came in the wake of Rahul commenting that the NSG men who vanquished terrorists during 26/11 were from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.