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Malegaon, Bhiwandi safe heavens for terrorists: Raj Thackeray

Thursday April 12, 2012 11:40:00 PM, ummid.com Staff Reporter

 

 

Malegaon: Spewing venom against the Indian Muslims and questioning loyalty of the Muslims in Malegaon and Bhiwandi, Raj Thackeray - the communal leader of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) Thursday said that the two Muslim dominated towns are the safe heaven for the terrorists.

 

"There are places in Maharashtra where terrorists from Pakistan and Bangladesh come and take shelter. Malegaon and Bhiwandi are two of them", he said while addressing an election rally by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in Malegaon.

 

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"There are places in Maharashtra where terrorists from Pakistan and Bangladesh come and take shelter. Malegaon and Bhiwandi are two of them", Raj Thackeray

The MNS rally, which was telecast live, was organized at Malegaon Eid-Gah ground Thursday to garner support for the party candidates, who are contesting for the Malegaon Corporation elections to be held on April 15.

 

"At these places, terrorists come and stay. It is only when bomb blasts happen at some places and investigations are done, it come to fore that those involved were having tea with the locals", he said.

 

Interestingly, Raj Thackeray was in Malegaon to address an election rally organised ahead of the civic polls. However, instead of touching the local issues and speaking on his party manifesto, he concentrated on the communal politics, national issues and sought support for the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections.

 

"I know the conditions in Malegaon is very bad. But same is the case everywhere in the state. If you want to see the changes in the town, vote for me in the 2014 elections", he said.

 

Famous for textile industry, both Malegaon and Bhiwandi are dominated by Muslims, who are mostly from Uttar Pradesh. Bhiwandi Corporation elections are also scheduled on April 15.

 

In yet another similarity, both of these towns had seen in the past worst kind of communal riots. Malegaon, besides a series of communal riots, had also seen two terror attacks.

 

The investigating agencies have arrested terrorists associated with the rightwing Hindu organizations as accused in both of the terror attacks. Interestingly, Raj Thackeray did not say anything about the communal riots and the arrests of the Hindu terrorists who were accused of planning terror attacks in Malegaon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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