"He (Dhankhar) seems to have been suffering from a mental illness," Manjhi told reporters.

Dhankhar, who is BJP Kisan Morcha (farmers' cell) president, had reportedly said that if his party was voted to power, it would get girls from Bihar to ensure marriages of men in Haryana. He had further said that former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi was his close friend and he would extend help.

Manjhi defended the protest by his JD (U) colleagues on the issue in the two Houses of Bihar Legislature saying there would be a unanimous resolution in the House condemning Dhankhar's remarks.

"We also want such a resolution be passed by the House," he said.
    
Manjhi also took a jibe at the state BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for saying that girls from Bihar were being sold and people of Haryana purchasing them.
    
"Sushil Modi shall seek apology from people of Bihar for saying so," the CM said.
    
Sushil Modi, however, clarified that his party would stop illegal trafficking of girls from Bihar if it was voted to power.

Meanwhile, Bihar State Women Commission took objection to Haryana BJP leader OP Dhankhar's comment and slapped a notice. The Bihar State Women Commission asked him to appear before it in person by August 13.

(JPN/Agencies)

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