Bihar NCP demands executive committee meeting on Maharashtra issue

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Patna, Nov 9 (UNI) The NCP's Bihar unit today demanded the party high command to convene its national executive committee meeting on the issue of unabated violence against North Indians, especially the people of Bihar in Maharashtra.

The party's state president Upendra Prasad Kushwaha told newspersons here that its delegation from Bihar would soon meet the party president and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to formally demand for the national executive committee meeting.

''North Indians, especially the people from Bihar, are being targeted by disruptive elements at the instigation of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray'', Mr Kushwaha said adding the Vilasrao Deshmukh-government should book Mr Thackeray and his ''goons'' under the relevent sections of National Security Act.

The NCP leader reiterated his party's demand for a judicial inquiry of the entire gamut of violence against the Hindi-speaking people living in Maharshtra by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court.

Mr Kushwaha expressed deep concern over a large number of students lodged in various jails here for their involvement in a state-wide agitation against the violence unleashed on the people from Bihar in Maharshtra.

''All the students should immediately be released from the jail and cases against them be withdrawan forthwith in this connection,'' he added.

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