How INDIA ally Tejashwi Yadav reacted to DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran’s Bihar, UP people clean toilets’ remark

The dispute surrounding the alleged remarks made by DMK MP Dayanidhi Maran about individuals from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh engaging in low-skilled jobs in Tamil Nadu has evolved into a significant political controversy. Tejashwi Yadav, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and an ally of the Opposition\’s INDIA bloc, has now criticized Maran\’s statement.

While acknowledging the DMK\’s commitment to social justice under the leadership of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, Yadav found it inappropriate for a leader of such a party to make disparaging remarks about the entire populations of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. He expressed condemnation, stressing the importance of showing respect to people from diverse regions.

Yadav suggested that if the DMK MP had addressed caste inequalities or specific social groups undertaking hazardous jobs, it would have been more reasonable. However, he disapproved of the broad negative characterization of people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Underlining the RJD\’s admiration for the DMK as a party that shares the ideal of social justice, Yadav urged leaders to refrain from making statements conflicting with this principle. Despite his personal connections with MK Stalin, he emphasized the significance of leaders avoiding remarks contrary to their shared ideals.

The controversy originated from an undated video featuring Maran emphasizing the significance of English education. Allegedly, Maran claimed that proficiency in English led to respectable jobs in the IT sector, while individuals from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, who knew only Hindi, migrated to states like Tamil Nadu for low-skilled jobs.

In response to Tejashwi Yadav\’s criticism, Vishnu Vardhan Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh BJP expressed disappointment in the Deputy CM\’s failure to unequivocally condemn Maran\’s statement, highlighting the unfavorable portrayal of Bihar\’s representatives as mere workers and laborers.

On Sunday, senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad from Bihar questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Maran\’s remarks, asserting that insults against the people of Bihar must stop. He attributed the migration of people from Bihar to the condition of the state under Nitish Kumar, a member of the INDIA alliance.

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