Bihar CM Manjhi courts controversy again: ‘How would you know what your wife doing in your absence’
Bettiah/Patna: The controversy over "upper caste people are foreigners" comment is still fresh, and now Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has courted another controversy.
He has asked the youth not to seek work outside Bihar. "If you go and work outside Bihar, how would you know what your wife doing in your absence," he said. This is being seen as direct attack on the character of women in Bihar.
Earlier on Tuesday he made another controversial remark."The upper caste people are foreigners and descendants of the Aryan race...they have come here from foreign countries.Only tribals and Dalits are indigenous people," said the chief minister, who belongs to the community of Maha-dalits. The opposition BJP has accused the Bihar chief minister of "stoking caste tension" in the state with his remark that "upper caste people are foreigners."
Manjhi has made an assortment of controversial public statements with alarming regularity since he took over as chief minister in May.
File photo of Jitan Ram Manjhi
\"If you go and work outside Bihar, how would you know what your wife doing in your absence,\" said Bihar CM Manjhi.