Book Togadia for Nanded Hate Speech: NCP

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today demanded that the Maharashtra government should book Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia for his hate speech made in Nanded last month and said nobody should be allowed to create communal disturbance in the state.

NCP spokesman Nawab Malik told reporters here today that the police Local Intelligence Unit (LIU) has submitted its report to the Additional DG (Law and Order) and a probe is being conducted with help of the law department to file a case against Togadia.

"Nobody should be allowed to create communal discord. Akbaruddin Owaisi, the MIM leader has already been banned from entering the state," he said.

Malik alleged Owaisi's proposed rally was to be held in Aurangabad to help the Shiv Sena to polarise society.

Meanwhile, Minority Affairs Minister Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan said, "Togadia's hate speech in Nanded and Bhokar towns of Marathwada was part of the BJP-RSS political agenda to create a polarisation, so that they benefit in the 2014 elections. Similarly, Owaisi's agenda is also to polarise voters in Andhra Pradesh."

Since a majority of Hindus and Muslims have faith in secularism and development politics, such tendencies will be rejected by them, he said.

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