Bihar CM criticises Centre for non-action on Maharashtra incidents

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Patna,Nov 13 (UNI) Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar today lashed out at the Centre for its alleged inaction over the anti-north Indian incident in Maharashtra causing huge resentment among the Biharis in general.

Speaking to newsmen here, the Chief minister said it was very unfortunate that even after three weeks of the all party delegation meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, no useful steps had been taken by the Centre to prevent further attacks on Biharis and other north Indians besides ensuring their safety and security in Maharashtra.

Holding the 'lack of initiative' of the UPA government to deal with the sensitive issue and its alleged weakness to take any strong action against the Maharashtra government responsible, Mr Kumar described the situation as 'very unfortunate''.

When his attention was drawn towards the banning of Hindi feature film 'Deshdrohi' in Maharashtra today following threats from the MNS activists as the film dealt with the relations between Maharastrians and non-Maharastrians in Mumbai, the Chief Minister refused to make any comment.

'' Though I heard about the movie and its content,I want to see the film before making any comment,''he said and urged its Producer cum hero Kamaal S Khan to arrange a special sceening.

Incidentally,'Deshdrohi' which would be released in many cinema halls across the country tomorrow,except in Maharashtra,tells the story of an educated youth from UP who was humiliated and harassed for being north Indian, which forced him to join the underworld before becoming a serial killer of corrupt politicians.

The film after a special screening in Mumbai last week generated huge protest forcing the authorities to impose a ban on its scheduled release tomorrow in the state.


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