Mumbai, May 7 (UNI) Samajwadi Party leader Abu Asim Azmi today alleged that Maharashtra Government was dithering from taking action against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray for his ''provocative'' speech owing to vote bank considerations.
Mr Azmi submitted a memorandum to Director General of Police A N Roy here this evening, demanding action against Mr Thackeray.
Later, talking to reporters, he said the government is worried that if it initiates action against Mr Thackeray, then the Maharashtrian community will be antagonised. On the other hand, if it fails to take action, then the North Indian community will be dissatisfied.
Mr Azmi said he had submitted the memorandum to Mr Roy who has assured that appropriate action will be taken after thorough examination of the issue.
Mr Azmi said since the launching a help line, he had received five to six complaints which he had brought to the notice of law enforcing authorities.
Meanwhile, a similar memorandum, demanding action against Mr Thackeray, was submitted to Mumbai Police Commissioner Hassan Gafoor.
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