Mumbai: Maharashtra Election Commissioner
Neela Satyanarayan on Wednesday said MNS chief Raj Thackeray`s
alleged provocative comment against North Indians would be
A delegation of Samajwadi Party met her yesterday seeking
action against the MNS chief for making a provocative
statement against North Indians during a public interview, she
"Raj Thackeray too called me and said he would send the
CD of the event. The Commission will also verify the contents
of the interview through independent sources," she added.
According to the complaint, Raj urged Marathi-speakers to
boycott North Indian shopkeepers, vegetable vendors and
The SEC also said that political leaders can take part
in flag-hoisting ceremonies on January 26. But "we have issued
directives that adding political colour to the flag-hoisting
ceremonies would amount to violation of the code of conduct,"