Won`t tolerate alleged `attacks` on migrants: Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav


Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said both the Bihar and Tamil Nadu governments will not tolerate the alleged ‘attacks’ on migrant workers and urged the Center to take steps to resolve the matter.

He said that the Bihar government is serious in this matter, so a team has been sent Tamil Nadu. Both the Bihar and Tamil Nadu governments will not tolerate this,” Yadav said while talking to reporters.

The Deputy Chief Minister further said that the Bihar government has sent a team to find out the truth.

“A newspaper reported that the Bihar BJP chief called the Tamil Nadu BJP chief, who told him that no such incident had taken place in Tamil Nadu. Our government has sent a team to find out the truth. TN’s Helpline numbers have been released for some districts. Migrant workers,” he said on the issue of migrant workers.

“Can you see any concern on the part of the Government of India in this matter? The Government of India should take steps to resolve the matter between the two states,” Yadav added.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu police and Tirupur administration held a meeting with representatives of trade and industry organizations and migrant workers on the issue of alleged attacks on migrants.

KM Subramanian of Tirupur Exporters Association said there is a good relationship between local and migrant workers.

“Today, we had a meeting with a high-level committee on the issue of migrant workers. Fake news is being spread by some people on social media. There is good relationship between local and migrant workers,” Subramanian said. said

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, Balamurugan, IAS, Secretary, Rural Development Department, Bihar, said in Tirupur that the Tamil Nadu and Bihar governments are making all efforts to protect migrant workers here.

Balamurugan said, “We are talking to migrant workers, and also in touch with labor contractors here. You should not pay attention to rumors and fake videos. TN and Bihar governments are making all efforts to protect migrant workers here. ,” Balamurugan said.

The Bihar Association in Tamil Nadu also held a meeting with migrant workers working in Chennai, amid rumors of alleged attacks.

Santosh Kumar, a migrant laborer from Bihar, said, “I am staying safe here. The videos circulating on social media are fake. My family back home is worried about my safety ever since the news started spreading. But I have assured them of my safety.” in Chennai.

A day after Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party chief K Annamalai blamed the ruling DMK party for the uproar over alleged attacks on migrant workers in the state, the police charged him with inciting violence and encouraging inter-group enmity. A case has been registered under the charges.

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The Cyber ​​Crime Division has registered a case against the BJP state unit chief under sections of inciting violence and promoting enmity between other groups.

According to officials, a case has also been registered against the Twitter account holder of BJP Bihar regarding this incident.

Annamalai yesterday issued a statement on the issue of migrant workers, saying they are safe in Tamil Nadu but Chief Minister Stalin-led Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its alliance party leaders are the cause of hatred against them.

He also opposed the spread of false news about attacks on Bihar people in the state, saying that Tamils ​​do not support “separatism” and “vile hatred” against North Indians.

Apart from Annamalai, the Tamil Nadu police have also booked four persons, including BJP spokesperson Prashanth Umrao and two journalists.

Dainik Bhaskar editor Prashant Umrao, Patna-based journalist, Mohammad Tanveer owner of ‘Tanveer Post’ Twitter handle and Shubum Shukla have been booked in different police stations for spreading ‘false’ news about attacks on migrant workers. . Tamil Nadu.

After several alleged videos on social media showing attacks on migrant workers, a state-wide panic broke out among migrant workers working in Tamil Nadu.

Panic erupted on Thursday after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed concern and took notice of alleged videos of “attacks”.

The panic hit Tamil Nadu’s industries, which depend on migrant workers, badly, leaving many workers out of work.

Taking note of the panic, Tamil Nadu Director General of Police Silendra Babu issued a statement saying that the video circulating on social media was “false” and “mischievous”.

“Someone in Bihar posted a false and mischievous video that migrant laborers were attacked in Tamil Nadu. Two videos were posted. Both are false because these incidents happened earlier in Tirupur and Coimbatore. One of two groups of migrant workers. There was a clash between. from Bihar while the other was of a clash between two local residents in Coimbatore,” said a senior police officer.

The DGP also said that those behind this rumor will not be spared.

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