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Nitish, Deshmukh discuss security of Biharis in Maharashtra
May 06, 2008 14:12 IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has conveyed his concern to his counterpart in Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, over the security of Biharis and other Hindi-speaking people living there.
"The Maharashtra government must take immediate measures against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray for his divisive and inflammatory statements against Biharis and other Hindi-speaking people living in your state," Kumar told Deshmukh over the phone on Tuesday night.
Kumar also sought effective steps for the safety and security of these people, a spokesman for the chief minister's office said.
He said Deshmukh assured the Bihar chief minister of providing security to the lives and property of the Hindi-speaking population in Maharashtra.
Deshmukh said Mumbai police commissioner had been directed to look into Thackeray's alleged outburst against Hindi-speaking people at a party rally recently and appropriate action would be taken after the official submits his report.