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MNS to shed ‘anti-North Indian’ image

‘MNS was never against North Indians. ‘North Indians have lot of misunderstanding about our party spread by media by twisting Raj’s statements. He has entrusted me the task of initiating a dialogue among the community members in Mumbai and clear the misconception and explain the MNS chief’s development agenda for Maharashtra,’ Vageesh Saraswat, a journalist-turned politician and a key aide of Raj, told PTI.

The toning down of MNS stand on North Indians was evident last month when the party invited megastar Amitabh Bachchan for a event organised for Cine Artistes Welfare.

‘It was not about toning down of anti-North India rhetoric. Bachchan began his speech in Marathi. He has considered Maharashtra as his ‘karmbhoomi’. We were never against Bachchan. Criticism about the legendary actor was issue based.

‘We just said Bachchan is a huge icon respected all over the country. We opposed his being brand ambassador of other states while he lives in Mumbai. But he is committed to Mumbai and the state as well,’ he said.
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