Govt looking into cheer leaders issue: Mah CM

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Mumbai, Apr 25 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said the Home department was capable enough to tackle the issue of cheer leaders.

Talking to reporters here, he advised people to look at the cheer leaders 'sportingly'.

''This is a very small issue and don't blow it out of proportion,'' he said.

He told reporters ''If we act sternly in this matter, you people will say government is doing moral policing'.

Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil said the government would examine whether the cheer leaders were violating any law of obscenity during their performances at Indian Premier League cricket matches.

Talking to reporters here after prorogation of the budget session, Mr Patil said the cheer leaders had come to India on a work permit to perform.

The Opposition legislators had raised objections over the performances by the scantily-clad girls at the cricket matches.

However, cinestar and owner of Kolkata Knight Riders team Shahrukh Khan had yesterday told reporters that there was nothing wrong in the performances of cheer leaders.

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