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'I don't know who Raj Thackeray is'

"Bal Thackeray is like a father to me and Uddhav is his son. I don't know any other Thackeray," actress-turned-MP Jaya Bachchan says.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2008 20:22 IST

After Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray's attack on filmstar Amitabh Bachchan, the actor's wife and MP Jaya Bachchan on Sunday hit out at him and said they were willing to start a school in the metropolis provided the MNS leader donated them the land.

"I heard that Raj Thackeray owns huge properties in Maharashtra...In Mumbai...Kohinoor Mills. If he is willing to donate land, we can start a school in the name of (Jaya's daughter-in-law) Aishwarya here," she said at a press conference in Mumbai.

Taking a dig at Raj Thackeray, whose party has been spearheading a campaign against migrants from north India living here, the Samajwadi Party MP said she "does not know who Raj Thackeray is".

"Bal Thackeray (Shiv Sena chief) is like a father to me and Uddhav (Sena Executive President) is his son. I don't know any other Thackeray," the actress-politician remarked.

Her reaction come close to Raj Thackeray's statement that Big B was more inclined towards his home state Uttar Pradesh than Maharashtra, where he attained stardom.

The Bachchans recently inaugurated a girls' school in the name of their daughter-in-law and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Barabanki in UP.