Executive president of Shiv Sena Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday slammed Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh and called him 'mad' after the senior politician claimed the Thackeray family originally belonged to Bihar.
"That man (Digvijaya Singh) is mad," Uddhav told reporters.
Singh earlier mentioned about a book penned by Uddhav´s grandfather, Prabodhankar Thackeray, where he claimed it has been written that Thackeray family migrated from Bihar to Maharashtra.
Uddhav said his grandfather did not ´refer´ to his ´family´ but the ´entire Thakre community which lives in Bihar´ in the book ´Mazhi Jeevangatha´.
He said Singh was unable to understand the actual context as he did not know Marathi.
Uddhav on Tuesday said permit system should be implemented in case of people from Bihar who want to stay and work in Mumbai.
He also criticised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making comments on the arrest of one Abdul Qadir Mohammed Younus Ansari from Bihar by the Mumbai Crime Branch for vandalising the Amar Jawan Memorial near Azad Maidan during the violence last month.