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Centre planning riots on Ram temple issue with Owaisi's help: Raj Thackeray

Thackeray said he got a call from Delhi with the information but didn't close the identity of the caller

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Raj Thackeray
MNS chief Raj Thackeray

chief Raj has claimed the central government was planning to stage riots on the with the help of the led by Asaduddin

Making the sensational allegation at a party rally in Mumbai on Monday night, the (MNS) chief said, "The central government may try to instigate riots with over Ram Temple issue".

"I got a call from Delhi informing me that the Centre was planning some riots in the name of and it is seeking help from Asaduddin Owaisi, chief of AIMIM," he said.

"I think it is very serious. The Union government has no substantial work to show in its four-and-a-half-year long rule. They do not have any option but to instigate communal riots," he alleged.

said, "Though I support construction of the Ram temple (at Ayodhya), I am not insisting that it should be built before the general elections due next year. I have no issues if the temple is built after the elections."

did not disclose the name of the caller from Delhi.

Responding to Thackeray's statement, MLA from Mumbai, Waris Pathan asked police to initiate action against the chief.

"The Mumbai police should take Thackeray into custody. If he has such crucial information, then he should share the details with the police," he said.

Pathan accused Thackeray of creating panic among people and threatening them from a public platform. Police should take appropriate steps against the chief, he said.

"It looks like Thackeray wants to regain lost ground and is using Owaisi's name for it," Pathan said.

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:10 IST
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