Nitish Kumar sends team to Tamil Nadu to probe alleged attack on Bihari migrants

| Updated: 04 March, 2023 4:55 pm IST

A four-member team of officials from Bihar on Saturday left for Tamil Nadu to look into allegations of attacks on migrant workers. The allegations have been denied by the southern state.

The Bihar government has made a team of four officials to probe the matter. The team includes Alok Kumar, Special Secretary of the Labor Resources Department, Balamurugan D, Secretary of the Rural Affairs Department, and CID IG P. Kannan.

A special team of the Bihar government will reach Tamil Nadu and thoroughly investigate the entire case and help those people who want to return to Bihar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, replying to queries from journalists said the decision to send the team was taken after deliberations that took place over the last few days.

Kumar on Thursday, raised concerns after a purported video of “attacks” on Bihar-based migrant laborers, working in Tamil Nadu surfaced on social media.

The opposition, BJP on Friday created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly before staging a walkout, demanding that a team of members of the House is sent to Tamil Nadu to verify reports of attacks on Bihari migrant workers in Tamil Nadu.

The opposition also slammed Deputy Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav for attending the birthday function of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin in Chennai on March 1.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Saturday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and updated him about the situation. He assured him that people involved in such attacks are “acting against India’s integrity” and that appropriate action will be taken against them.

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