Thu, Nov 13, 2014, 10:56 AM
Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has made yet another controversial public statement while speaking at a function in Bettiah. The chief minister, who belongs to the community of dalits said: "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." The Chief Minister's speech was actually aimed at encouraging his audience to educate themselves and become politically aware. The opposition BJP has accused him of inciting caste tensions in the state with his remark.