Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said the Thackeray family itself belonged to Bihar and had settled in Dhar in Western Madhya Pradesh from where they migrated to Mumbai. Digvijay said “If you look at the history of Mumbai, then it is a city of fishermen. Rest all have settled there from outside.”
He said that he had a book written by Prabodhankar Thackeray, grandfather of Uddhav Thackeray, and it is written in the book that the Thackeray’s hails from Bihar.
To this, executive president of the Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackeray said that, “What my grandfather has written does not refer to my family, but to the entire Thakre community which lives in Bihar,”
Uddhav Thackeray went on to say that Digvijay is a ‘madman’ and that ‘he was busy washing dishes for and Italian’ hence he has lost ability to think’.