Bihar CM Manjhi stokes another controversy; puts women's morality to test

Patna, Nov 14: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Majhi has stoked another controversy after his 'upper caste' comment. This time, he targetted the women whose husbands were working outside the state after marriage. Questioning their morality, he said,"Everyone knows what these women do as their husbands remain outside after marriage." Speaking at a function at Jhajhwa Pakdi village in Gopalganj district on Wednesday, the CM hoped that the migration of workers from the village would stop with the launch of government-sponsored programmes.

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Unapologetic, Manjhi continues to defend his upper caste statement where he said that all upper caste people are foreigners. He said,"I'm firm on my statement. I didn't say anything wrong."

Jitan Ram Majhi

Meanwhile, JD(U) members are stifling in their places, unable to control the CM. JD(U) national secretary general K C Tyagi said,"Manjhi was made the CM to carry on development works in Bihar on the road map set by former CM Nitish Kumar.He was not asked to rewrite Indian history. It's not his job. His statements are damaging the party image. He is crossing the limits. The party had excused him in past occasions, does not mean he will be left alone this time too."

Other party workers too criticize the CM. JD(U) spokesman Niraj Kumar said,"The party disagrees with Manjhi's utterances. His remarks have upset a section of society, which the party supremo Nitish Kumar has disapproved of. Party Supremo Nitish Kumar too condemned the statements, saying that he too is an upper caste, but never condemned himself as a foreigner.

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