Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra has hit out Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for its anti-north Indian campaign in the state, terming it as a "conspiracy".
"This is very unfortunate that a conspiracy is being hatched in a state like Maharashtra which has always been at forefront in maintaining unity among people," he told PTI on the sidelines of a function here late last evening.
Mishra did not elaborate on the conspiracy charge.
Maharashtra has produced some towering personalties, like Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji and 1857 revolt leader Tatya Tope, who have influenced the course of Indian history, the Member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh said.
"If someone is ruining this image of the state then he cannot be called a true Maharashtrian," Mishra said, without naming the MNS leader.
Raj had led a violent agitation against the north Indian migrants and demanded priority for sons of the soil.
Addressing a meeting earlier, Mishra claimed that the July 5 `Bharat Bandh', called by BJP and other Opposition parties over rising prices, was a total success.
Agitation over the price rise issue will continue in Parliament, the former UP Minister said. "Wrong policies of the Congress led UPA Government is directly affecting people and we will raise the issue in Parliament."