Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath was slammed by the BJP and its ally JD(U) for his feedback linking youth of his state being disadvantaged of jobs to migrants coming from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
On Monday, after taking oath as CM, Nath made these remarks. As the matter snowballed right into a political row, Congress president Rahul Gandhi informed reporters he’ll look into it and provide a reply later.
Kamal Nath is a nine-time MP from Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh.
In Bhopal, Nath had mentioned, “Lot of industries are set up in which people from other states, like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, come to work. I do not want to criticise them, but the youth of Madhya Pradesh are deprived (of jobs).”
On this BJP basic secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya took a dig at him questioning whether or not no matter he has mentioned ought to be carried out in politics as properly.
The BJP chief mentioned the Congress chief was born in Kanpur, studied in West Bangal and has now change into the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, as he accused the brand new chief minister of selling divisive politics and regional chauvinism.
“Such a statement does not behove a chief minister,” he mentioned.
Former CM of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav, who was a Congress ally within the state meeting polls final yr, mentioned Nath’s feedback had been incorrect. He mentioned such statements focusing on folks from north India are sometimes made by some leaders in Maharashtra and asserted it’s the north Indians who determine who will rule the nation.
Outside Nath’s residence within the nationwide capital, the Delhi BJP unit staged a protest. They painted his nameplate black.
In Patna, Congress was remoted as its ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) criticised Nath with its spokesman Bhai Virendra saying such feedback ought to be averted as each citizen of the nation is free to reside and work wherever.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), a BJP ally, hits out on the Congress. It is ironical that Rahul Gandhi retains speaking concerning the Constitution being beneath menace from the Narendra Modi authorities however a senior chief of his personal get together takes a stand that’s nothing wanting an assault on the nation’s federal construction, mentioned JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar.
Bihar BJP chief Nityanand Rai alleged the Congress has began spewing the venom of parochialism no before it gained energy in Madhya Pradesh.
“It should apologise to the people of UP and Bihar, though this may be expecting too much from a party which is yet to express regret over the role of its Gujarat MLA Alpesh Thakore in attacks on Biharis in the western state,” he mentioned.
However, state Congress working president Kaukab Qadri defended Nath, saying he was not spreading hatred towards folks of UP and Bihar, or threatening to drive them out, one thing which was witnessed within the BJP-ruled Gujarat and which has been a pet theme of Shiv Sena, the BJP’s ally in Maharashtra.
He mentioned Nath’s thrust was on giving incentives to employment-generating industries within the state, which he can be governing. CPI requested Nath to not “follow the ideals” of the Shiv Sena and as transferring from one state to the opposite for employment is a typical phenomenon.
Speaking to reporters in Parliament complicated within the nationwide capital, union minister and BJP chief Giriraj Singh lashed out at Nath and sought an apology from Gandhi.
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(With PTI inputs)