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Maharashtra Govt seeks legal opinion to act against Saamna

None   February 04, 2010
First Published: 12:27 IST(4/2/2010) | Last Updated: 14:02 IST(4/2/2010)

The Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday sent a letter to the state's legal department asking for leagal opinion on Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Saamna for its inflammatory remarks. 


Patil has asked the department whether a legal action can be taken against the mouthpiece or not.

However, the state government's tightening loop over the Sena has left the party undeterred. Speaking to a TV channel, Samna's editor Sanjay Raut said that taking action against the mouthpiece will not affect the spirit of the party.
Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Wednesday had launched a vicious personal attack on Rahul Gandhi saying the Congress MP was a "victim of the disease" that sets in when a person doesn't get married "despite advancing age".

Also, Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan is facing the Shiv Sena's ire for saying that he favoured Pakistani players' inclusion in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Last week, Sena men protested outside Kahn's Mumbai residence and raised slogan against him.

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