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'Maharashtra Govt could have restrained Raj'

india Updated: Oct 22, 2008 16:02 IST
Maharashtra govt could have restrained Raj

The Democratic Front government in Maharashtra could have restrained MNS chief Raj Thackeray if they were serious, Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh said on Wednesday.

SP General Secretary Amar Singh squarely blamed both Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil for their laxity in dealing with the situation all these days and adopting a soft approach to Raj Thackeray.

The ruling coalition Congress-NCP wants to finish politically their arch rival Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, which would be just a day-dreaming, Singh said and added that Sena has remained intact even after powerful leaders like Chhagan Bhujbal and recently Narayan Rane had quit the Sena.

Talking about the forthcoming assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, Singh alleged that Congress party wanted to eliminate Samajwadi Party in the state.