Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said "law would take its own course" as far as initiating action against MNS chief Raj Thackeray is concerned for his anti-North Indian stand and repeated violation of norms.
"No one is above the law. Though there have been demands from different quarters for action against Raj Thackeray, the law would take its own course as all are equal before the law," Chavan told reporters after attending the golden jubilee celebrations of the Amravati District Central Cooperative Bank.
The Chief Minister also reviewed the condition of Kharip crops in the wake of drought. Raj is in the eye of a political storm over his remarks against north Indian migrants.
The MNS chief's strident attack found echo in Bihar with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar slamming him over indulging in politics of settlement. The state government is facing charge of colluding with the regional outfit by not reining in the MNS chief.
State Congress president Manikrao Thakre has also asked the state government to take legal action against Raj for "repeatedly" taking the law into his hands. In a letter sent to Home Minister R R Patil yesterday, a copy of which was sent to Chavan, Thakre said the government should take action against Raj and his partymen for violation of norms.
Actress Sana Khan has been declared absconding after she was charged with alleged attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
Son of a Samajwadi Party leader was sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs one lakh was also imposed on him by a local court in Badaun for raping a teenaged girl.
Three Indian Army personnel were killed on Friday in an ongoing encounter in Tral area of south Kashmir.
The Shiv Sena on Thursday ended the controversy over its late chief Bal Thackeray's funeral expenses by handing over the billed amount to the municipal authorities concerned, an official said.
The Scotland Yard arrested two more people, including a woman, in connection with the murder of a soldier on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists.
Gujarat CM stressed on the importance of Yoga at the inauguration of university.
The Thane city police arrested a doctor from a hospital on Wednesday for allegedly molesting a patient, the police said on Thursday.