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Nitish Kumar demands stern action against MNS activists

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | October 20, 2008 10:35 IST

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Worried over attacks on Bihari students in Maharasahtra, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar demanded stern action against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists and full security to students from Bihar.

Nitish Kumar requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh to deal with such divisive elements with an iron fist. "I expect the Maharashtra government to act tough and protect our students," Nitish Kumar said in Patna on Monday morning.

He said the attacks by MNS activists railway board examination centres on Sunday in Mumbai were meant to create terror among students from Bihar. Dozens of students from Bihar were assaulted and have been injured.

Earlier, Nitish Kumar directed the additional director general of police to contact senior police officials in Maharashtra and compile a report on Sunday's incident and asked the home commissioner to hold talks with the Maharashtra home secretary to seek protection for people from Bihar.

Several political and social outfits continued to protest and burn effigies of MNS chief Raj Thackeray in Patna.

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