Nashik, Mar 6 (UNI) A delegation of Samajwadi Party (SP) arrived on a tour of the city today to take stock of the situation arising out of the attacks on north Indians by Mahrashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists.
The delegation led by Shyamsunder Arya, Mumbai region General Secretary of the party, included Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Corporators and other members of the party. Prominent among them were Asma Sheikh, Group Leader of the party in the BMC, Kuber Maurya and Ramashankar Tiwari.
The delegation visited various places in the city which were severly affected during the MNS agitation. A report of the delegation's visit will be presented to Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Mr Arya said, ''Due to the agitation, many migrants in Maharashtra, mostly in Pune and Nashik areas, are leaving the state. This has also affected the revenue of the state as it has affected the industries.'' The State Government has the responsibility to maintain law and order and therefore it should offer compensation to the affected people, he added.
Mr Maurya described the whole episode as the battle for the cause of two ''Putra (sons)'' and not ''Bhumiputra (sons of soil)''.
He added that if these people are so worried about ''Bhumiputra'' why don't they prevent suicides by farmers.
The delegation was accompanied by Mushir Sayed, General Secretary of the party's state unit and other office bearers.
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