Mumbai will return to normalcy: Deshmukh

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Mumbai, Nov 27 (UNI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today exuded confidence that the financial capital of the country, under attack from terrorists, will return to normalcy and said the two premier stock exchanges will restart their operations from tomorrow.

Talking to reporters here, he said the government had declared the holiday today only for the educational institutions and added that all the offices were working.

Mr Deshmukh, who rushed to the state capital from Kerala after hearing the news about terror attack, said he was in touch with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar about the happenings in the state.

He said the police have apprehended nine people, including one caught in action, in connection with the terror attacks.

Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil, who was accompanying him, said the arrested one was driving a police vehicle, while his accomplice was killed in the encounter.

Mr Patil said six foreigners were killed and seven injured in the attack so far.

Earlier in the day, Mr Deshmukh held a meeting with his cabinet colleagues and later he met an all-party delegation of the political leaders. Among the delegates were the representatives of Shiv Sena, BJP, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), JD(S) and CPI(M). They collectively condemned the attack.

After the meet, Mr Munde told reporters that they were supporting the government in its action against terrorism.


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