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Attacks on migrants Cong conspiracy, says Gujarat CM 

Lucknow: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Monday termed the attacks against Hindi-speaking non-Gujaratis in the western state a “planned conspiracy” of the Congress and asserted that his government was extending full security to all.

“It was a planned conspiracy of (a) Congress MLA… Elections are slated in four states and the ‘Statue of Unity’ is set to be unveiled… therefore, the Congress tried to create problems, but the Gujarat Government foiled such efforts and there is peace in the state now,” Rupani said at a joint press conference with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here.

Gujarat Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor is facing heat over the alleged incitement of violence by him against north Indians living in the state.

Rupani reached here on Sunday to invite Adityanath to attend the unveiling function of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s “Statue of Unity” on the banks of the Narmada in Gujarat on October 31.

Adityanath thanked Rupani and accepted the invitation of his Gujarat counterpart. Rupani said the Gujarat Government took strict measures and normalcy has returned to the state after it was hit by a spate of attacks on Hindi-speaking migrants, mostly from Bihar and UP. “More than 700 people have been arrested of which more than 50 are Congressmen,” he said. He claimed that no untoward incident has taken place in the state for the past several days. 

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