Varanasi: An outfit led by a Banaras Hindu University professor on Sunday announced a reward of Rs one crore to anyone who slaps Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray in public.
The North Indian-Marathi Unity Front floated by BHU political science professor Kaushal Kishore Mishra has also urged the people to come out in large numbers against the inflammatory statements made by Thackeray against north Indians and the "hooliganism" of MNS activists.
"Thackeray and his goons have committed heinous crime by killing innocent north Indians and Marathis just to establish his leadership," Mishra said in a statement here.
Another Front leader Ashok Pandey said the MNS chief "deserves to be publicly humiliated as he is trying to divide the country".
They then announced a Rs one crore reward for anyone slapping him in public.