Migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar leaving Ahmedabad on Saturday afternoon.(Photo credit – Javed Raja – The Indian Express)

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PATNA — Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav has criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi for maintaining silence on the recent attacks on people from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in his home state Gujarat and subsequent forced mass exodus of thousands of north Indians from there.

Leader of Bihar’s main Opposition party RJD, Tejashwi termed PM Modi’s silence on the violent attacks on north Indians as “dangerous”.

“ यूपी,बिहार के लोगों को पीटने वालों गुजरात के लम्पट संघियों समझ लो, प्रधानमंत्री यूपी से चुनाव जीते है। मोदी जी, आप देश के प्रधानमंत्री है।इस मुद्दे पर आपकी चुप्पी ख़तरनाक है।आपके राज्य के लोग ग़ैर-गुजरातियो को पीटकर भगा रहे है।क्या यही है आपका Team India और सबका साथ, सबका विकास? ” (Lumpen Sanghis who are beating people from UP and Bihar must know: PM Modi has won election from UP. Modi ji, you are Prime Minister of India. Your silence on this issue is dangerous. People in your home state are beating non-Gujaratis. Is this your Team India and Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas?), tweeted Tejashwi.

Rape of an infant allegedly by a man from Bihar triggered violent protests in the districts of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Patan, Sabarkantha and Mehsana last week. Locals’ anger later took a new turn and they started beating north Indian migrants for allegedly usurping their job opportunities. The violence erupted on Wednesday (3rd October). Hundreds of migrants from UP and Bihar have since fled Gujarat fearing for their lives.

Congress leader from Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Prasad Singh claimed that around 40,000 people so far have been forced to flee Gujarat and added that BJP will have to pay heavy for it in UP.

Yogendra Yadav, President of Swaraj India has also criticized the BJP and Sangh Parivar for the mass exodus of people from Gujarat.

Following the closure of thousands of factories in days and weeks after the demonetisation in 2016, thousands of migrants from Bihar and UP had to return from Gujarat, Maharashtra and other states.


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