Allegations that a 14-month-old was raped by a migrant in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district recently triggered violence in the state, following which hundreds of migrants from UP and Bihar started fleeing the state.
Bhupendrasinh Chudasma appealed to the businessmen to ensure that the state’s image of Vibrant Gujarat built by PM Narendra Modi should remain blemish-free.
The incident comes days after the state witnessed a spate of attacks against migrant workers from the Hindi-speaking belt.
The proposal was floated before the attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants following the arrest of a labourer from Bihar for allegedly raping a 14-month-old girl.
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The attacks against migrants broke out after a 19-year-old worker from Bihar was arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28.
Police have identified a total of 114 persons involved in such activities in the state, mostly in north Gujarat, and arrested 38 of them from different districts.
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The Prime Minister will also “e-inaugurate” Rs 450 crore worth projects that include a new milk-powder plant of 150 tonnes per day capacity, a butter plant of 50 tonnes per day and a new ghee plant of 80 tonnes per day.
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According to the police, an altercation took place between members of two communities on Sunday during a Ganesh idol immersion procession.
In its notice for the no-confidence motion against the BJP government, the Congress cited issues of farmers, rising cost of education, inflation and corruption as the reasons.
Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said the incident showed the BJP government’s apathy towards journalists in Gujarat