NCP calls Raj Thackeray-Amitabh Bachchan bonhomie 'opportunistic'

Published: Dec 26, 2013, 20:58 IST | PTI |

NCP leader Nawab Malik has called the recent patch-up between MNS chief Raj Thackeray and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan as 'match-fixing'.

Terming the recent truce between Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray and Amitabh Bachchan as "match-fixing", the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) said here today that both of them are "opportunistic".

"Both have done good acting. It was match-fixing by them. Both are opportunistic," party spokesperson Nawab Malik told reporters here.

Raj Thackeray, Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan with MNS chief Raj Thackeray during the seventh Maharashtra Navnirman Sena anniversary celebration function in Mumbai Monday. Pic/AFP

He also said only Raj Thackeray and Amitabh Bachchan could reply about the distance they had maintained for so long.

Incidentally, Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi had also criticised the development and said that he was "pained" to see Amitabh Bachchan with Raj Thackeray, since it was an "insult" to North Indians, after the actor shared the stage with the MNS chief, during his party's programme on Monday. 

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