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Gujarat: Nitin Patel claims migrants from North India returned to state

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Claiming the peace has been restored in the state, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Saturday said that many among migrants who fled to their native places have returned.

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Talking to the reporters in Mumbai, Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said, ” Congress was behind the attacks on migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.” “A Congress MLA was behind the attacks that were aimed at tarnishing the state’s image,” he added.

He also claimed that the peace has been restored in the state and many among migrants who fled to their native places have returned. The Deputy Chief Minister further said that the migrants had contributed to the growth of Gujarat.

He, in the end, noted that Gujarat continues to attract big-ticket investments and continues to be ahead on the investment front. “Both local residents and migrants have benefited from job generation due to industrial investments,” he concluded.

Notably, thousands of north-Indian migrant labourers fled Gujarat after a toddler was raped in Sabarkantha district last month. As soon as the incident was reported, violence broke out in different places in the state including, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Patan, Sabarkantha and Mehsana. The rapist was arrested.

After the violence, social activist Tamanna Hashmi filed the case in Muzaffarpur’s Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM)’s court. In his petition, he stated that Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani failed to control the violence against Bihari migrant workers and Alpesh Thakor’s Sena had forced migrant workers to flee from the state.

Also Read: Gujarat migrant exodus: Case filed against CM Vijay Rupani and Alpesh Thakor

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