BJP condemns MNS actions: Javadekar
New Delhi: In the backdrop of the assault
on Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi in Maharashtra assembly by MNS
members, a senior BJP leader on Wednesday said his party had
condemned such attacks in the past and alleged that most such
incidents related to Raj Thackeray's party were stage-managed.
During an interaction here, BJP spokesperson Prakash
Javadekar said his party had always condemned Maharashtra
Navnirman Sena's brand of politics and its actions.
MNS had first come into the limelight after its
members attacked taxi-drivers and low-end workers from North
India who were working in Maharashtra.
Javadekar alleged these were "stage-managed under
"Yes, a few incidents did take place ... But on the
whole Mumbai was quiet. What it did had a psychological impact
which helped the Congress-NCP combine in the elections," he
BJP fared badly in the recent assembly elections in
Maharashtra and the Congress-NCP alliance won the polls.
Commenting on the just-concluded Lok Sabha by-polls in
Firozabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh where Samajwadi
Party's candidate Dimple Yadav lost to Congress candidate Raj
Babbar, Javadekar said, "Firstly, it was the anti-Yadav wave
which resulted in the defeat. And the traditional Muslim
voters also deserted the party (SP)."