MNS chief slammed for anti-North Indian statement

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:14

Patna: Transcending ideological barriers,
political parties in Bihar on Friday slammed MNS chief Raj
Thackeray for his reported statement that influx of North
Indians was one of the reasons for growing terror attacks in
Mumbai.

Senior Congress leader Sadanand Singh flayed Thackeray for
his "anti-national" statement, saying all Indians have a right
to live in any part of the country.

BJP MLA Vinod Jha also disapproved of the MNS chief`s
"communal" barb at the North Indians and said that the recent
terror attack in Mumbai was a failure of the security and
intelligence agencies and did not occur because of the people
from any region residing there.

Meanwhile, RJD MLA Raghavendra Pratap Singh urged the
Centre to take strong action against Thackeray.

Yesterday, Thackeray had blamed "hordes of migrants"
coming to the city for spurt in crime rate and for the
increase of terror attacks in the state.

"I trust the Mumbai Police but the influx is so much
that there will be intelligence failure and such type of
terror attacks would keep happening," Thackeray had said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 00:14

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