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Ludhiana, February 17
Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday found himself in a controversy, when he had asked the people of the state to stand together, and reject the “bhaiyyas” from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Bihar.
However, after verbal protests from different parts of the state and verbal attacks from opposition leaders, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today gave clarification of his controversial “bhaiyya” remarks.
Today, Charanjit Singh Channi said that his statement was being misused and misconstrued. Addressing a rally, Charanjit Singh Channi said, “Priyanka Gandhi is Punjab’s daughter-in-law. She is Punjab’s bahu. Bhaiyas from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi can’t come here in Punjab and rule.”
Further, he had said, “We will not allow UP bhaiyas to stray into Punjab.” The opposition leaders pointed out that Priyanka Gandhi was laughing when Charanjit Singh Channi made this statement.
Charanjit Singh Channi’s clarification
Today, Charanjit Singh Channi gave a clarification and said, “My statement is being misconstrued. All the migrant workers, who have come to Punjab till now, have poured their blood and sweat, contributed to Punjab’s development. We have only love for them, nobody can change it.”
PM Modi condemns Charanjit Singh Channi’s statement
From Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the opposition leaders have slammed Charanjit Singh Channi for his comments.
Condemning Charanjit Singh Channi’s statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that there is no village in Punjab where people from UP-Bihar do not toil.”
Also, he questioned, “Was Sant Ravidas born in Punjab?” PM Modi said, “Sant Ravidas was born in Varanasi. So will you turn away Sant Ravidas too?”
PM Modi also questioned, “Where was Guru Gobind Singh born?” “In Patna Sahib. You say that you won’t let people of Bihar come in. So, will you insult Guru Gobind Singh too?”