Numerous Hindi-speaking migrant employees have left Gujarat in the previous few days following assaults at some locations.
The ruling BJP has blamed Thakor and his outfit, Gujarat Kshatriya-Thakor Sena, for the outbreak of violence. The outfit’s identify additionally figures in a few of the FIRs filed in reference to the assaults, which began after a employee hailing from Bihar was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-month-old woman in Sabarkantha district on 28 September. The woman hails from the Thakor neighborhood.
Thakor has denied any connection between his organisation and the assaults. He has invited migrants from Hindi-speaking states and their leaders to hitch within the quick tomorrow, mentioned his affiliate Mukesh Bharwad. On Tuesday, the Congress chief had additionally invited the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to hitch within the quick.
“Neither of them have confirmed their presence. He has additionally invited migrants and their leaders to hitch. Our purpose is to ship a message that we’re not in opposition to anybody. All we would like is peace and concord in Gujarat,” mentioned Bharwad.
A video displaying Thakor purportedly berating migrant employees had gone viral earlier than the violence started. “These individuals who have come from outdoors, they commit crime, they beat up frequent villagers they usually return to their states. Such individuals have jobs right here…however our individuals would not have jobs right here,” Thakor is seen saying in a speech at Bhaucharji in Mehsana district of North Gujarat.