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Kejriwal requests PM to take effective steps to stop attacks on migrant workers in Gujarat

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chief Minister requested to take "effective" steps to check attacks on Hindi-speaking migrant workers in Gujarat, claiming that it spread "anger" among the people of and living in the national capital.

The (AAP) said it would take out a rally -- 'Uttar Bhartiya Swabhiman Yatra' (North Indian Self-Respect March) -- in the northeast areas on October 12 against the violence in Gujarat, which has sparked an exodus of Hindi-speaking migrant workers from western state.

"There is very much anger among people of UP and living in over the developments in Modiji, I request you to take effective steps to stop it," Kejriwal tweeted.

Additional forces were deployed in industrial areas in for the security of migrant workers after attacks on them sparked their exodus, prompting the BJP government in the state to make an appeal for their return.

Since the alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl in district on September 28, six districts, most of them in north Gujarat, have witnessed sporadic incidents of violence against Hindi-speaking people, police said.

and in-charge of Northeast Delhi parliamentary constituency Dilip Pandey questioned the "silence" of BJP MPs from UP and

"They are not opening mouth over assaults and ill-treatment against people from UP and Bihar in since they are scared of losing party tickets for the 2019 Lok Sabha election," Pandey said in a press briefing.

He also attacked Chief Ministers of UP, Bihar and for not speaking out against the attacks.

"Why are Yogi Adityanath and Nitish Kumar not questioning the over incidents of attack on people of UP and Bihar. Were not they voted to power by the people in their states?" Pandey questioned.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 18:25 IST