BJP, RJD livid over attack on youths from Bihar, UP by MNS goons in Maharashtra's Sangli

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BJP, RJD livid over attack on youths from Bihar, UP by MNS goons in Maharashtra's Sangli

RJD and BJP have demanded strictest action be taken against Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray after MNS goons attacked youths from Bihar and UP in Sangli district of Maharashtra.

A day after members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) were caught on camera attacking youths from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in Sangli district of Maharashtra, outraged JDU and BJP are demanding that the strictest possible action be taken against MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

MNS goons thrashed youths from UP and Bihar, demanding preference be given to local Marathi youths for jobs in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), which is located in the Kupwad industrial area. Speaking to India Today, senior JDU spokesperson Neeraj Kumar asserted that hooliganism by such goons could not be tolerated at all and demanded that the Maharashtra government deal strictly with Raj Thackeray.

"This has been happening in Maharashtra for the last several years. Strictest possible action should be taken in this case. The Devendra Fadnavis government in the state must not remain a mute spectator. We want the Maharashtra government to crack down on anti-social elements such as Raj Thackeray and his goons and send them to jail", Kumar said.

The Bihar unit of the BJP too condemned the incident in Sangli. Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai said that he would be talking to Maharshtra CM in this regard and demand sternest action against the MNS.

"This is complete goondagardi of Raj Thackerey and his men. Any person has the freedom to work anywhere in this state and we will talk to Maharashtra CM in this regard", Rai added.

On the other hand, RJD has slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, questioning why was he silent on the issue, now that he was part of the NDA. RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tiwari demanded that the chief minister of Bihar CM speak to his Maharashtra counterpart and ask him to rein in Raj Thackeray.

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#WATCH MNS workers beat up non-Maharashtrians in Sangli's MIDC Kupwad demanding preference to local youth for jobs in the area's industries pic.twitter.com/xtMRAHWbSD

- ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2017