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Derecognise Raj Thackeray's party: Amar Singh tells EC

SP leader Amar Singh said he will approach the EC seeking derecognition of Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2008 15:17 IST

Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Monday said he would approach the Election Commission seeking derecognition of Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the wake of the party chief's remarks and subsequent violence in Mumbai targetting North Indians.

"The Election Commission should take care of MNS for blatantly violating EC guidelines," Singh, who has lodged an FIR against Raj Thackeray for inciting the violence, said.

"The recent incidents have demonstrated that no one is safe in Mumbai. As seen from the disturbance outside Amitabh Bachchan's house, when even someone like him is not safe, one can imagine the plight of an ordinary Mumbaikar," he said.

Singh expressed displeasure with the "way police have behaved in the whole episode".

"At the police station, they were blatantly aligning with the other side," he said.

The SP leader also accused Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh of being a `mute spectator'.

He also ridiculed Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil's statement yesterday that Samajwadi Party leaders have the habit of speaking too much. "Patil has the habit of doing too little," Singh retorted.