Mumbai: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in Mumbai to attend centenary celebrations of his state, a day after MNS chief Raj Thackeray withdrew his threat to disrupt the event slated for Sunday.
Ã‚Â Kumar will be the chief guest at the ‘Bihar Shatabdi Samaroh Utsav’ being organised at ‘Somaiya Ground’ in a city suburb on Sunday evening.
“Nitish Kumar told me that he does not want to do politics over the celebration of 100 years of Bihar’s creation and that the programme has no political agenda. After this I have no objection to the event being held in Mumbai,” Thackeray told reporters after the conversation, ending apprehensions about peaceful holding of the event.
“Let us see how he (Nitish) celebrates Bihar Din in Mumbai,” MNS chief had said addressing a party rally at Malegaon on Thursday while referring to Kumar’s reported statement about he not needing a visa to visit Mumbai.
Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan had also chaired a meeting of top home and police department officials yesterday to take stock of the security arrangements for the programme.