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Mumbai, Jul 17: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil hinted that action would be taken if Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi made any "objectionable" statements during his address at an anti-terrorism rally.

Modi is sheduled to visit Mumbai on Monday, a week after the 7/11 bombings in the city.

He will address a rally of the local Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership, party workers and supporters at the Shanmukhananda Hall in Central Mumbai.

Modi will also visit blast victims at the Sion Hospital before delivering a speech on how to combat terrorism.

The Bombay Municipal Elections are just six months away and this political rallying is being seen as move to capture the Gujarati vote-bank in the city.

Security has been stepped up in and around the venues of his visit.

Patil, who also holds the home portfolio, informed the state assembly after the issue of the July 11 train blasts was raised in the House.

"You (opposition) have succeeded in making a political capital once. You will not be allowed to succeed a second time," Patil said.

"The state government would examine statements of all political leaders in connection with recent incidents, including the blasts, and action would be taken against those found guilty," Patil added.

While Patil was speaking, the opposition Shiv Sena and BJP shouted slogans, demanding the arrest of Samajwadi Party MP Abu Asim Azmi who has opposed Modi's rally.

(With inputs from PTI)

  

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