Biharis in Manipur has appealed the ousted RJD MP Pappu Yadav not to politicize the ILP issue in order to gain political mileage.
Speaking to reporters during a press meet held at Manipur Press Club here today, Kishan Prasad (65), a Bihari living in Manipur said that Biharis in Manipur are safe, none have returned because of ILPS issue.
Condemning the incident of reportedly targeting Manipuri passenger passing through Bihar, Kishan said that there were no reports of attacking Bihari by the people of Manipur. Except for some casual workers who have returned home, all the Biharis in the state are staying peacefully.
He asked Yadav to come down in Manipur and verify his claim about Bihari being harassed by locals of Manipur.
He further said that it is the responsibility of the government to protect its people by enacting laws. The government of Manipur had passed the ILPS Bills in order to safeguard the indigenous people of the state.
Meanwhile, railways authority source from Bihar added that there were no incidence of Bihari gang led by Pappu Yadav searching for Manipuri inside the running train. The source said that some gang did came inside the train at Patna area to search for some criminals after a leader of the BJP was shot dead inside the train. The BJP leader who was shot dead has been identified as M Das, General Secretary BJP Patna Mandal.