UPCC lauds Deskmukh for arrest of Raj Thackeray

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Lucknow, Oct 21(UNI) Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Rita Bahuguna Joshi today welcomed the decision of the Maharashtra government to arrest Maharashtra Navnirman Sena(MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for his party's attack on north Indians in the state.

''The action of Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh should be lauded as it was such a tough decision against the MNS chief,'' she said.

Talking to mediapersons, Ms Joshi said it was unfortunate that such people existed in the country. ''These people are openly violating the Constitution and trying to create a divide on regional basis,'' she remarked.

In reply to a question, she admitted that the MNs chief should have been arrested earlier but said the Maharashtra government must have gone through all aspects before taking such a bold step.


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