People should understand power doesn’t last long: Nitish Kumar on attacks on Bihari migrants

Patna | Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday responding to the attacks on the Hindi speaking migrants in Gujarat stated that if someone thinks they are powerful, they should understand power doesn’t last long.

Speaking at the Scheduled Caste Tribal Development Conclave organised by the Dalit Indian Chamber of commerce, Nitish Kumar said, “Power does not stay with anyone for a long time. Those who are powerful today should get rid of this misunderstanding. Because power gets decentralises with time.” Responding to the attacks on migrants in Gujarat, Kumar said, “A situation of confrontation is been created in the nation. Hate is been spread in society through social media.” He further added that society needs an atmosphere of love and goodwill rather than being a castle of hatred.” Referring to an earlier incident Kumar said, “If someone does a good job he is not appreciated but if he throw a footwear at someone he will be made a ‘Hero’ in the eyes of people.”

Opposition leader in Bihar Tejashwi Yadav had earlier criticesed CM Nitish Kumar over the attacks on Bihari’s in Gujarat. He said, “The people of Bihar living in different states throughout the country are being attacked everywhere. What has the Chief Minister of Bihar done to stop this? Whether it is Gujarat or Bihar, we are Indians and can go anywhere in the country to earn livelihood.”

Hundreds of migrants workers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh were forced to leave to the state of Gujarat amid fear after attacks on Non-Gujarati by the angry mob over the alleged rape of a 14-month-old minor.

According to reports, the locals started to attack the Hindi speaking migrants in Gujarat after the police arrested a person named Rabindra Sahu, a resident of Bihar for his alleged involvement in the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district last week. The mob attacked the house of the migrants with stones and stick in areas of Gujarat such as Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Sabarkantha, Patan and Mehsana. The state police have arrested around 342 people in connection to these attacks.

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