Attacks on north Indians in Mumbai a dangerous trend: Amar SinghOctober 22nd, 2008 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 21 (IANS) Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh Tuesday termed as a dangerous trend the recent attacks on north Indians in Mumbai by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) workers. Talking to reporters, Singh said that what was happening in Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra at the instance of the Raj Thackeray-led MNS was even more dangerous than the communal divide.
Thackeray was Tuesday arrested in Mumbai for inciting the attacks.
Singh, who was here to attend the launch of his party’s election campaign, said besides dealing with the MNS strictly, steps should also be taken to ban Hindu outfit Bajrang Dal.
Singh also reiterated that there would be no alliance with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh as the state leadership (of the Congress) has poached on his party legislators at a time “when we saved their government at the center on the issue of nuclear deal”.
He said his party would contest maximum seats in Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming state assembly elections and may go in for an alliance with other like-minded small parties instead of the Congress.