BSP Chief Mayawati Says, Those Who Voted For PM Modi In Varanasi Being Targeted In Gujarat

| October 9 , 2018 , 17:16 IST

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday over the migrant crisis in Gujarat had asked political parties to end the blame game which led to an exodus of migrants especially those belonging to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

BSP chief expressed her concern and also said that the Gujarat government should take strict action against those involved in the incident because north Indians are "not foreigners".

Speaking to media Mayawati said, "There is no point of accusing each other. North Indians are not foreigners, they are citizens of our country. I appeal to the Gujarat government to take stringent action against the accused instead of doing politics on this matter."

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It is learnt that around October 5 and 6, non-Gujaratis, especially those who are belonging from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were allegedly attacked after a native of Bihar was arrested on accusations of allegedly raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district.

Further BSP supremo also said, "It is sad that people who voted and made Modi Ji win from Varanasi are being targeted in Gujarat. The BJP government in Gujarat should ensure that strict action is taken against those responsible for such attacks."

Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ghanshyam Tiwari stated that attacks on migrants is an anti-poor mindset, "First responsibility of the Gujarat government is to ensure that every citizen is safe in the state. Attacking migrants is an anti-poor mindset. If the state is unable to prevent such attack then the state is complicit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should remember that if he cannot protect people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in his own home state Gujarat then he has no place in Uttar Pradesh as well."