Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh convene an all-party meeting immediately to discuss the ongoing violence in Maharashtra.
At a meeting chaired by party chief Sharad Yadav, JD(U) expressed deep concern over the happenings in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra where "innocent poor are the soft target of fascist and hooligan elements," the party said in a release.
The meeting blamed the developments on the "inaction" of the Centre as well as the state government.
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), affiliated to CPI(M), has also expressed concern over the spread of lawlessness in Mumbai. "The violence has affected the innocent people," CITU secretary Jibon Roy said in a press release.