Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi asked the BJP-led Maharashtra government to take stringent action against MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his controversial remark on non-Marathis getting autorickshaw permits.
“The government isn’t doing anything despite this provocative statement. If it is unable to do anything, we are capable of giving a befitting reply. However, we don’t want to take law into our hands,” Azmi told reporters outside the Vidhan Bhawan, where the budget session of the state legislature is underway.
The SP MLA from Mankhurd Shivaji Nagar in suburban Mumbai accused the Fadnavis government of keeping mum on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief “the way Congress-led government did in the past.”
Claiming that 70 per cent of new autorickshaw permits were given to non-Marathis, the MNS chief had on Wednesday threatened that his party workers would set afire such autos if they are seen plying on roads.