Mumbai, Apr 13: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday, Apr 13 clarified that he has no objection with Bihar celebration in Mumbai and will not protest against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's visit to Mumbai. "I spoke to Nitish Kumar on the phone and the matter is settled," Raj said.
On Thursday, Apr 12 Thackeray had dared Nitish to celebrate Bihar Divas on Apr 15. While addressing a rally at Idgah maidan, Raj said, "I thought that Nitish Kumar was a nice person who was developing his state. Nitish said, 'I don't need visa to come to Mumbai'. Reacting to Nitish's comment, Raj said, "let us see how he (Nitish) celebrates Bihar Din in Mumbai."
Raj had asked the necessity of celebrating Bihar Divas in Mumbai as Biharis are spread all over the nation. He wanted Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to ask Nitish not to celebrate the divas in Mumbai.