Cong condemns MP Chief Minister`s remarks against Biharis
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Last Updated: Friday, November 06, 2009, 23:03
  
New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan came in for condemnation from the Congress for his statement that jobs in the state should not be allowed to be taken away by Biharis.

"The statement is condemnable. The Constitution is very clear, any citizen has the right to settle anywhere in the country and can work. No government in the country or any individual is above the Constitution. If any Chief Minister or government gives such statement, it is condemnable," party spokesperson Manish Tewari told reporters here.

Chouhan's statement that "locals should be given preference in employment in the industries being set up in the state. It should not happen that people should come from outside...Bihar and get the jobs here," evoked sharp condemnation also from Bihar leaders Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan.

AICC spokesman Manish Tewari said it was irresponsible on the part of Chouhan to have made the remarks. "The Constitution is very clear, any citizen has the right to settle anywhere in the country and can work. No government in the country, any individual is above the Constitution," he said.

In a similar vein, the Congress leader made it clear that "the new Maharashtra government should deal with MNS or Raj Thackrey in the manner you deal with anybody, who violates the law".

Bureau Report


First Published: Friday, November 06, 2009, 23:03


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