GUWAHATI, Oct 9 - Amidst reports of migrants fleeing Gujarat after attacks on them in several parts of the state, a senior minister of the State today said the reports of exodus were rumours spread by the Congress.
�Lok Sabha polls are nearing and the Congress is losing ground everywhere. They are now indulging in such mischief. But people of the State are not supporting them,� Gujarat�s Agriculture Minister RC Faldu told journalists here.
He said there are thousands of migrants in Gujarat working in business houses in different towns. �This is a festive season, and people do visit their home States. There is no such exodus as is being spread. People are linking this to the incident,� the minister said.
He alleged that the Congress had been trying to vitiate the atmosphere in the State.
�The Gujarat government stands by all migrants working in the State. Those indulging in violence have been taken into custody,� he added.
There had been reports of attacks on migrant people in the State after the rape of the 14-month-old girl allegedly by a migrant in Himmatnagar district. Hundreds of migrants are reported to be fleeing Gujarat out of fear. More than 300 people have been arrested in six districts for inciting violence.