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Delhi unit of BJP sought an apology from Home Minister P Chidambaram for his remarks on migrants and crimes in the national capital.

Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 22:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi unit of BJP on Monday sought an
apology from Home Minister P Chidambaram for his remarks on
migrants and crimes in the national capital.

"...nevertheless crime takes place because Delhi attracts
a large number of migrants. There are a large number of
unauthorised colonies. And these migrants who settle in city`s
north-west colonies carry a kind of behaviour which is
unacceptable in any modern city. So, crimes do take place,"
Chidambaram had told reporters here.

The Home Minister, however, later withdrew his remarks.

"Chidambaram has publicly insulted 50 lakh people of
Delhi...BJP publicly condemns the Home Minister for it and he
should apologise to the people of unauthorised colonies," a
release quoting Delhi BJP President Vijender Gupta said.

By making "irresponsible allegations" against the people
of unauthorised colonies, the Home Minister has also insulted
Congress President Sonia Gandhi who herself had distributed
provisional certificates to such colonies, the release said.

The Delhi BJP chief also criticised the UPA government
for not executing the death penalty awarded to Parliament
attack case convict Afzal Guru.

PTI