Launching a frontal attack on MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his alleged hate speeches against north Indians, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday assured full security and safety to people migrating to Mumbai or anywhere else for jobs and asked them to "ignore" Thackeray's outbursts.
"India is one. If the MNS chief makes hate speeches let him continue to do but please ignore it," Rahul said during a rally at Pandaul, about six km from Bihar's Madhubani district headquarters, while canvassing for Congress nominee and Union Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed.
"We are committed for the security and safety of people who are migrating for jobs to Mumbai, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Punjab or anywhere else," Rahul, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, said.
"The UPA government led by Manmohan Singh has done everything possible for the poor people in the country during the past five years and we are committed towards uplifting the dalits, poor and other oppressed sections of the society," Rahul, who is on his second leg of electioneering in Bihar, said.