Kamal Nath, the new Congress chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, has defended his controversial remark about cutting out migrants from other states from jobs in the state, which has drawn censure from adversaries and allies alike. Today, a complaint was filed against him in Bihar and BJP lawmakers raised the issue in Parliament, accusing the chief minister of inciting hatred against people of other states. "Such a policy exists in other states also. Is it not there in Gujarat? What is new in it? Local people should get preference," Mr Nath told reporters.