Raj Thackeray becoming another Bhindrawalan: BJP

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Jaunpur, Oct 30 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today lambasted the Congress-led UPA and the Maharashtra governments for increaing violence in Mumbai and charged them with making Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray a 'new 'Bhindarwala'.

Addressing the press here today, Uttar Pradesh BJP president Ramapati Ram Tripathi said the attack upon the North Indians was an attack upon the 'integrity' and 'democracy' of the country.

''The easy attitude of both the Central and the Maharashtra governments is making the MNS president another 'Bhindarwala','' he maintained.

Condemning the misbehaviour with the North Indians in Mumbai, Mr Tripathi said the Maharashtra government should open up its eyes and ensure severe action against the guilty.

The BJP leader further announced that the party would hold 'Mafi Mango, Sharam Karo' agitation in UP tomorrow on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

The agitational programme has been called over the wrong misperception of some Ulemas, who had termed Mr Patel as India's first terrorist in a meet in Azamgarh a week ago, Mr Tripathi added.

It was sad to hear all this about a great leader like Mr Patel, he expressed.

Senior Congress leader Ram Naresh Yadav, meanwhile, said the behaviour of the MNS and Shiv Sena were unconstitutional and a case for treason should be initiated against them.

''Every citizen is free to move to any part of the country...any distinction on the basis of regionalism is simply baseless,'' Mr Yadav averred.

Dharmendra Rai, a youth from Sant Kabirnagar, was the recent target of the growing violence in Mumbai in the name of regionalism.

He was beaten to death by some some Marathi-speaking youths at a local train on Tuesday.

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