Mah govt seeks police clarification of Raj, Azmi statements

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Mumbai, May 7 (UNI) The state government has asked police officials to look into the ''provocative'' speeches by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray and state Samajwadi Party chief and MP Abu Asim Azmi.

Confirming the news, the Home department said they had asked the police department to look into the speeches of the two 'controversial' leaders.

Sources said after the police observation, the matter would be sent to legal department for their views.

In February, their sparring speeches had led to tension in the city and several parts of the state. Mr Thackeary's speeches had prompted his activists to attack migrant workers from North India.

Mr Raj Thackeray, in his speech on May 3 here, renewed his tirade against North Indians, while Mr Azmi earlier had reportedly made derogatory statements against NCP supremo Sharad Pawar.

The state Cabinet, after taking note of the issue with some Ministers, demanded immediate action against the two 'errant' speakers.

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