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N Indians will return soon: Deshmukh

The north Indians, whose exodus has hit the industry, will return after situation becomes normal in Maharashtra, says the CM. Peace rally in Nasik | Video
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Nasik
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2008 06:00 PM IST

Maharashtra government would take strict action against those found guilty of indulging in violence during the recent protest against the arrest of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena leader Raj Thackeray.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating 2nd All India OBC Literary meet at Kalidas Kala Mandir on Saturday afternoon, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh urged them not to leave the state and continue with their work. He also assured north Indians that the government will provide security to them.

When asked about any adverse effects on industrial activities in the state after the exodus of north Indians, Deshmukh said it will not have any effect, adding, they will return soon after the situation becomes peaceful and under control.

About the loss to industries and extensive damage to public property after the arrest of the MNS leader, the chief minister said local administration is taking stock of such losses or damage and government will take a decision on the issue on the basis of the report submitted.

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