A cake with the image of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi was cut during celebrations to mark MNS chief Raj Thackeray's birthday in Mumbai on 14 June, evoking a strong reaction from the Hyderabad-based party.
Raj was greeted by his supporters at his residence 'Krishna Kunj' at Dadar in Central Mumbai, where some supporters brought the cake which had Owaisi's image embossed on it, and cut it. The action drew condemnation from AIMIM, whose MLA Waris Pathan demanded action against those who cut the cake.
Raj had targetted Owaisi, which triggered a row early this year, saying he would not chant 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', even at knife-point.
"Come to Maharashtra, I will put a knife to your throat," the MNS chief had said.