Nitish condemns remarks of Delhi Lt Governor against north Indians

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Patna, Feb 7 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today condemned Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejinder Khanna's dubbing the north Indians as ''habitual rule violators''.

Mr Kumar told reporters here that remark of Mr Khanna was bad in taste and persons holding high position should avoid making such comments against the people of particular region.

'' People from north India and particularly from Bihar are law abiding citizens and they are not required to get certificate from Mr Khanna on their conduct, '' he said adding people of Bihar were earning their livelihood on strength of their merit and hard labour.

Mr Kumar said the Delhi Lt Governor had earlier pressed for carrying the identity cards by the people living in New Delhi.

The order of Lt governor was ultimately withdrawan following widespread protest and his letter to the Prime Minister, seeking his personal intervention in this regard, he added.

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