Patna: The NCP on Saturday charged the NDA
government in Bihar with giving "step motherly" treatment to
Urdu language and said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was
being a "hypocrite" by claiming himself to be a sympathiser of
the minority community.
Referring to the recruitment of fewer Urdu teachers in
government schools, NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar
told reporters here that the state government has given "step
motherly" treatment to Urdu teachers.
"The Chief Minister has been hypocrite when he claims
himself to a well wisher and sympathiser of the Muslims," he
Anwar also expressed concern at the prevalence of
economic backwardness, lack of education and inadequate
representation in political system and government jobs among
Muslims and demanded that the plight of the minority community
should be treated as a national problem.
The NCP leader said that he has himself raised the
issue in the Parliament and demanded concrete measures by the
government to alleviate the plight of the minority community.
Anwar, who is also the Bihar Pradesh Qaumi Tanjim
(BPQT), a representative body of the Muslims, said that a
conference will be held here tomorrow to dwell on the plight
of the minority community and similar programmes will be held
in other states.