Mumbai: The Maharashtra Election Commission is all set to probe Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's alleged provocative comment against North Indians.

According to the complaint, Raj urged Marathi-speakers to boycott North Indian shopkeepers, vegetable vendors, traders and auto drivers.

It is believed that a delegation of Samajwadi Party had met Election Commissioner Neela Satyanarayan and sought action against the MNS chief for making a provocative statement against North Indians during a public interview.

Satyanarayan said, “Raj Thackeray too called me and said he would send the CD of the event. The Commission will also verify the contents of the interview through independent sources."

Meanwhile, Condemning the renewed attack of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on the North Indians, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday demanded stern action against the leader and said that the anti-north Indian sentiments are being spread as a part of political gimmick to get electoral gains.

“Making disparaging remarks against north- Indians is just a political one-upmanship. Unfortunately, in order to woo the voters, the party is violating the constitutional right of every Indian. Such provocative remarks will lead to the disintegration of the country,” the Chief Minister said while talking to reporters in Patna  before embarking on the 10th leg of his Seva Yatra.

(JPN/ Bureau)