New Delhi, March 31 -- Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday, March 31 came down heavily on BJP leaders and called them "thugs".

Addressing the 'Loktantra Bachao Maha Rally' (Save Democracy Rally) organised by the INDIA bloc at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, Thackeray said, "The BJP labels this rally as a gathering of thugs. I ask you all, are you all thugs? The BJP harbours all the thugs within its ranks."

He attacked the BJP over the electoral bonds issue, terming it as "Bhrasht (corrupt) Janata Party" and claimed that its real face has been exposed. He alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested to deflect attention from the electoral bonds issue.

"Kejriwal and (former Jharkhand CM) Hemant Soren have been put...