The derogatory remarks by a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader, KN Nehru, has caused stir on social media platforms. The Municipal Administration Minister in Tamil Nadu alleged that people from Bihar are snatching away jobs from Tamilians though they (Bihari) are less intelligent.
"Lalu Prasad Yadav as Railway Minister had packed the Railways with Biharis, especially at lower-level jobs, even though Biharis are less brainy than Tamils," he proclaaimed, speaking at an employment camp at the DMK office in Tiruchy.
He added: "Over 4,000 people from Bihar are currently working at the Golden Rock Workshop of Southern Railway located in Tituchy. The majority of the gatekeepers at railways crossings are Biharis. This is all due to the handiwork of Lalu Prasad Yadav. When he was railway minister, he had all his fellow Biharis pass the railways exams by copying and then got them appointed in railway jobs. These people know neither Tamil nor Hindi and lack the brains that we Tamils have. Yet they are working in Tamil Nadu."
Ealier this year, in March, he demanded that Tamil Nadu students should be allowed to cheat in NEET exams, claiming students from Bihar and Madhya Pradesh also cheat.