Ranchi, Feb 20 (UNI) Nationalist Congress Party general secretary Tariq Anwar today accused the media of exaggarating the recent Maharashtra violence against the north Indians residing there.
''The incident was not as big as presented by various media houses and only two people were killed during the riots,'' Mr Anwar told reporters here.
He also said that property worth about Rs five lakh was damaged and one of the deceased belonged to Maharashtra only.
He also lauded Maharastra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh for taking proper measures to control the situation.
Negating the allegations for patronising Maharashtra Navnirman Sena persident Raj Thakery, Mr Anwar said the state government had lodged a case against the MNS chief and arrested more than 700 people involved in the violence.
''Now situation is under control and people are safe in that state,'' the NCP leader, who was here to participate in a party meeting in Jamshedpur, claimed.
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