Amid growing strident campaign against North Indians by Shiv Sena and MNS, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on Monday warned that government would not remain quiet and allow them to take law into their own hands.

“We will not sit quiet. We will show by our action,” Mr. Chavan told reporters here when asked what his government proposed to do to deal with attacks against North Indians in the ‘Mumbai for Marathis’ campaign by Sena and Raj Thackeray-led MNS.

Mr. Chavan said if the MNS and the Sena took law into their own hands “we will take stringent action against them.”

Accusing both the parties of carrying out a campaign against North Indians for political gains, he said, “We will not allow these things to happen.” The Chief Minister said under the Constitution “anyone can live anywhere in India”.