Thackeray told the media persons that when Aseem Trivedi tried "to depict the rot in Parliament and the government charged him with sedition. Trivedi did insult the symbols but that does not justify branding him a traitor and imprisoning him." He further told the press, "The sedition law is one brought by Britishers. Britain has dismissed it from their Constitution but it is still there in our Constitution."
Thackeray then made verbal attacks at Shahrukh Khan. "Police merely filed cases against people like Shahrukh Khan for insulting the national flag but there is no record of him being charged with sedition and arrested for insulting national symbol," he said.