With his remarks about upper caste people being foreigners causing flutter within JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday stuck to his comment that SCs and STs are original inhabitants of the country.
Protests within the ruling JD(U) over Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's controversial remarks that the upper caste people were foreigners intensified on Friday with another legislator seeking removal of Manjhi as CM.
Two court cases have been filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for his controversial remark that upper castes were foreigners and Dalits and tribals were indigenous people of the country, lawyers said on Friday.
Stirring yet another controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has termed upper caste people as "foreigners and descendants of Aryan race", a remark for which the BJP has slammed him for "stoking caste tension" in the state.
Narendra Modi belongs to an upper caste but has "manipulated" OBC status for political gains, Congress said today seeking to "expose" the BJP`s PM candidate ahead of his crucial Lok Sabha election from Varanasi.
Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra on Wednesday suggested that the ruling NDA should promise reservation for poor among the upper caste and minorities thereby utilising 9% of the quota previously
earmarked for tribals in Bihar.
The BJP today flayed RJD supremo Lalu
Prasad for his remarks that no upper caste leader can become
Bihar Chief Minister given the success of his social justice
agenda during 15 years of his party`s rule in the state.
Claiming to have been the catalyst
for social justice in Bihar, RJD president Lalu Prasad today
said no leader from forward communities could dream of
becoming the Chief Minister of the state in future.