Minorities benefited more under NDA govt: Sushil Modi
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Last Updated: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 18:17
Patna: Minorities in Bihar reaped more benefits of welfare schemes under the NDA government led by Nitish Kumar than the ones extended to them during Congress and RJD rule, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday said.

"The minorities reaped more benefits of welfare schemes during the last over four-and-a-half years of the Nitish Kumar government than the successive governments of Congress and RJD that ruled the state for over 50 years," Modi told a workers conference organised by its minorities cell in Bihar.

Noting that a lot of questions were raised by various quarters on whether the welfare of minorities can be ensured by a government in which BJP was also a partner, Modi said the work done for the uplift of minorities in the state speak of the party's commitment to the community.

Taking a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Modi claimed that the plan expenditure of the state minorities welfare department went up to Rs 121.30 crore in 2010-11 from a meagre allocation of Rs 3.2 crore when the Rabri Devi government was in power in 2004-05.

He said during the 15-year rule of RJD, only 270 graveyards had been fenced against 1859 by NDA regime since 2005.

"We also arranged promotion allowance to deserving Muslim students in Bihar," Modi said, adding that a special scheme 'Hunnar' aimed at providing technical training to girls for jobs too was launched by the NDA.


First Published: Saturday, August 07, 2010, 18:17

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