Mumbai, Oct. 21 -- On Monday, October 18, two Hindu seers visited Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's house at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai's Dadar area. Guru Ma Kanchan Giriji and Jagatguru Suryacharaji hail from Uttar Pradesh, and both had criticised Raj's cousin Uddhav Thackeray, the president of the Shiv Sena party and the chief minister of Maharashtra, for "abandoning the cause of Hindutva."

"We want a Hindu rashtra (Hindu nation). Raj Thackeray supports the Hindutva ideology and the best thing about him is he does what he says," said Guru Ma Kanchan Giriji soon after meeting the 53-year-old nephew of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. "Since both BJP and Raj Thackeray share a Hindutva ideology, they should come tog...