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Assembly polls 2022: Migrants help build Punjab, says Channi on bhaiya row

Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi had stirred a row over his use of word 'bhaiya' for the lead.

Charanjit Singh Channi
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Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi (Photo: PTI)

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
Bakwaas” (nonsense). That was Bihar chief minister (CM) Nitish Kumar’s reaction to Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi’s exhortation on Wednesday asking the people of Punjab to unite and stand against ‘bhaiyas’ from Bihar, UP and Delhi from coming into Punjab.

On Thursday, Channi said he had been misunderstood. "My statement is being distorted. All the migrants who have come to Punjab have put their sweat and blood into the development of the state. I have a close relationship with them," he said.

Priyanka Gandhi reacted to the criticism of his statement, saying it had been misconstrued.

"All that CM Charanjit

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First Published: Feb 18 2022 | 6:04 AM IST

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