Tamil Nadu police registers FIR against BJP’s Prashant Umrao, journo for posting ‘fake news’ on Bihar migrants


Image source: @IPPATEL/TWITTER Uttar Pradesh BJP Spokesperson Prashant Patel Umrao.

Attack on migrants of Bihar Almost two days after a Hindi newspaper editor and a Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson posted an alleged “fake” video about the killings of Bihar migrants in Tamil Nadu, the state police on Saturday registered an FIR against the duo.

According to reports, the Tamil Nadu police have registered an FIR against journalist Mohammad Tanveer and Uttar Pradesh BJP spokesperson Prashant Patel Umrao. According to the police, the two had tweeted false information about people coming from Bihar in Tamil Nadu, which created a huge ruckus in the political arena.

Screengrab of the now-deleted post shared by India TV - BJP Spokes.

Image source: @IPPATEL/TWITTERScreengrab of the now-deleted post shared by BJP Spokes.

Earlier on Friday, the opposition BJP staged a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly before staging a walkout, demanding that a team of House members be sent to Tamil Nadu to verify reports of attacks on Bihari migrant workers in Tamil Nadu. Speaker Awadh Bihari Chaudhary took strong notice of the brazen behavior of some BJP MLAs who entered the well and placed chairs on the table of the reporting staff.

The DGP of Tamil Nadu has denied the claims of the BJP

The allegations come despite the fact that Tamil Nadu’s DGP denied reports of violence and slammed the BJP for raising a stink over unsubstantiated claims.

Later today, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin clarified that the videos circulating on social media platforms are not true and said that migrants in the state should report to the police if they come across any such incident.

Stalin said that he spoke to Nitish Kumar on phone and assured him that the workers would not be harmed and told him that “all workers are our workers who help Tamil Nadu’s development and influence them.” Nothing will happen, I assured him.

Addressing a function in Chennai, Stalin said that no one can create differences among anti-BJP parties. He reiterated strict action against elements disrupting law and order, which is being seen as a veiled attack on the BJP.

A four-member team of officials from Bihar arrived in Chennai and held discussions with officials, including those from the labor department, and are expected to meet senior state officials and Bihari workers in places like the textile hub of Coimbatore and Tirupur.

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