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Akhilesh Yadav interacts with media at Lucknow on Tuesday.
Akhilesh Yadav interacts with media at Lucknow on Tuesday.

Akhilesh Yadav accuses Kamal Nath of insulting north Indians

ANI | Updated: Dec 18, 2018 18:26 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 18 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday attacked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, saying he had insulted north Indians by his comment that people from states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were responsible for unemployment in Madhya Pradesh.

Yadav, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Nath's mentality is the same as that of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

“They (likes of Kamal Nath) all work for insulting north Indians while it is north Indians working in their states that have made them rich,” he told reporters here.

“India is one country and anyone can go anywhere for a job... All that is produced there (in Madhya Pradesh) has the market here in north India,” Yadav said.

Nath, soon after taking oath as the chief minister on Monday, had said, “People from other states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh come here and local people don't get jobs.”

“They (Nath) are infested with the same mentality as that of BJP,” Yadav said here.

He claimed that north Indians are subjected to discrimination in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi.

“It's wrong. Often you get to hear the same from Maharashtra that why have North Indians come here, why have they taken up jobs here. Same from Delhi and now from Madhya Pradesh as well. What if North Indians decide who'll form government at the centre?” Yadav said.

Nath had said that priority would be given to the natives of Madhya Pradesh in terms of employment.

"Our schemes of providing incentives of investment will only be imposed after 70 per cent people from Madhya Pradesh get employment.. I've signed file for this," the new Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister had said.  (ANI)