Following the attack by Maharashtra Navnirman Chief Raj Thackeray on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he accused media of using Sridevi’s death to divert attention from the Nirav Modi-PNB scam, the MNS workers have reportedly vandalised shops with Gujarati signboards in Vasai, Mumbai.
— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2018
In his speech yesterday, Thackeray had reportedly mentioned how Vasai ‘feels like Gujarat’ these days. This is not the first time MNS has attacked people from other states in Maharashtra. MNS has regularly attacked migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and there have been reports of shops being vandalised for no displaying signboards in Marathi.
In July last year, too, it was reported that MNS workers had vandalised Gujarati signboards in Dadar since they felt the Gujarati signboards ‘sidelined’ Marathi language.