Bihar officials hold meeting with Chennai Collector over Migrant workers attack


A team of senior officials from Bihar held a detailed interview with Chennai Collector S Amirtha Jothi on Saturday to obtain first-hand information on the alleged attack on migrant workers from Bihar.

The four-member team, comprising D Balamurugan, Minister of Rural Development, P Kannan, IGP (CID), Shree Alok, Special Secretary, Labor Department and Santhosh Kumar, Superintendent of Police, drove directly to the Chennai Collectorate for an assessment upon their arrival here .

They are expected to meet senior state officials before completing their visit.

Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu MK Stalin on Saturday, his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar assured that all migrant workers are safe in the state and claimed swift action would be taken against rumor mongers who spread panic.

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Stalin said he spoke to Nitish Kumar by phone and assured him that no harm would come to the workers and told him that “all the workers are our workers who help the growth of Tamil Nadu and nothing will happen that will affect them, I have assured him.”

Addressing Kumar as his ‘revered brother’, the chief minister said in an official release here that workers from northern states should not have any concerns about working in Tamil Nadu.

(Compiled with input from PTI)

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