Paswan demands white paper on land allotment
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 22:25
Patna: LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan on Sunday asked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to issue a white paper on the issue of land distribution among the landless and Dalits while accusing him of fooling the community.

Charging Kumar with trying to create fissure among the community by carving out a Mahadalit Commission, Paswan said revenue department records of 1951 stated that the landless should be provided 5 decimal of land and five acres of arable land which was raised to 12.5 decimals in 1963 and the order extended in 1994.

The revenue department's order was still in vogue but Kumar reduced it to three decimals to landless people, including army personnel and those coming from then east Pakistan, he said.

"In case they have received the three decimal land each, I would request the community to vote for Kumar-led NDA in the coming elections but in case they have not, they must vote aggressively for the RJD-LJP combine," he said.

If voted to power the combine would ensure that landless people would be given 12.5 decimals of land irrespective of caste affiliation, Paswan declared.


First Published: Sunday, September 26, 2010, 22:25

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