New Delhi: Exasperated over Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh's claims that Bal Thackeray’s ancestors migrated to Maharashtra from Magadh region of Bihar, executive head of Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray, has called the Congress leader an insane person. Going a step ahead, Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray has said on Friday that the Congress leader connected their ancestry with Bihar, tomorrow it might be possible that somebody would associate them with USA.

Digvijay Singh had recently quoted from a book compiled by Bal Thackeray’s father Prabodhankar Thackeray that Thackerays migrated from Bihar’s Magadh region to Maharashtra in ancient period due to atrocious rule of Nand dynasty.

To this claim of Digvijay Singh, Uddhav said that his grandfather might have written this about some other Thackeray families which do not apply on our family.     

Uddhav admitted that although his grandfather's book, "Mazhi Jeevangatha" (An Autobiography), does mention that the Thackerays' origins trace back to Bihar, it did not refer to his family, but only to the clan of Thackerays.

Digvijay Singh has tweeted that when Manohar Joshi of Shiv Sena was Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the state government had published the whole literature of Prabodhankar Thackeray. In the page number 45 of a book compiled by Prabodhankar Thackeray, it has clearly been written that Thackeray family first migrated from Magadh region of Bihar to Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh and later subsequently settled in Madhavgarh of Pune.

JPN/Bureau

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