Update at 1:35 PM: 'Rahul Gandhi should not only tweet and leave it, he should take some action. Congress should clear its stand,' urges Gujarat CM.
Update at 1:33 PM: 'There are no causalities, and the security of the non-Gujaratis is our responsibility and we will take care of them,' states Gujarat CM addressing the media.
Update at 1:31 PM: 'Congress MLA had planned it, the Statue of Unity is going to be inaugurated so they tried to create problems,' says Vijay Rupani during the press briefing in Lucknow
Update at 1:06 PM: 'Gujarat is an amalgamation of people from different parts of India', says Vijay Rupani
Update at 1:05 PM: 'The development of Gujarat is because of the hardwork of the people of UP and Bihar,' says Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani at the press briefing in Lucknow.
Amid the exodus of non-Gujarati migrants in Gujarat, the state's Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani, reached Lucknow on Sunday evening where, over the course of a series of meetings with Yogi Adityanath, he reportedly made to alleviate the UP CM’s concerns over the recent attacks on the migrants from UP and Bihar in Gujarat following the rape of a 14-month-old in Sabarkantha. Rupani met Adityanath on Monday morning at his official residence in Lucknow where the two leaders discussed on an array of issues concerning the security of the people in both the states.
Vijay Rupani is expected to return to Gujarat on Monday evening after his meeting with Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier released a statement on the incidents going on in Gujarat, asserting that he has personally spoken to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in the matter and no such incidents had taken place in Gujarat over the past three days, adding that people are spreading rumours.
"I have personally talked to the CM of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani and he has specifically assured me that no incident has taken place Gujarat for the past three days. It is a peaceful region and country's developing state. People who are jealous of the developments in Gujarat are spreading these rumours because they don't have anything better to do. Some leaders from North India inquired about the incidents in Gujarat with me, and I told them the same thing," declared UP CM Yogi Adityanath in an official statement.
Earlier, on October 8, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also said that he had spoken to the Gujarat Chief Minister and the chief secretary of Gujarat regarding the issue.
“I have spoken to Gujarat CM and to the chief secretary of Gujarat. We are in touch with them about their security. If anyone committed a crime he should definitely get punishment,” he said.
On October 7, an 'exodus' situation had struck Gujarat, where non-Gujarati's, especially migrants from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were fleeing the state over the fear of backlash over the horrific rape of an infant.