Maharashtra Navnirman Sena supremo Raj Thackeray on 10 August had called long-time friend and Bollywood actors Salman Khan as one without brains.
This came after the actor’s tweet in favour of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon ahead of his execution on July 30.
“Salman is a man without brains. He doesn’t read newspapers and doesn’t know the law and so tweeted in Yakub’s favour. Khan’s father is a respectable man. Then there are those who sent letters to the President seeking mercy for Yakub. How can anybody question a Supreme Court order?,” asked Thackeray.
“He was a terrorist, but his hanging episode was converted into a drama by both the Centre and the state government. Looking at the events preceding and following the hanging , I feel that the Centre and state governments wanted riots to break out in the country,” he said.
Alleging that the BJP-led governments at the Centre and state wanted “riots to break out in the country”, Thackeray criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party over Yakub’s hanging.