NDA government committed to minorities` welfare: Nitish
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Last Updated: Friday, March 18, 2011, 21:14
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday criticised the Centre for outrightly rejecting the state government's various proposals for the welfare of Muslims in Bihar.

The state government had put forth several plans to the Centre for the welfare of Muslims, but the same was rejected by the concerned ministry, he told reporters here.

The plans included, among others, various infrastructure projects at Muslim seminaries like toilet and potable water, but the Centre did not provide funds for the purpose, Kumar said.

He also passed the buck on the Centre for the delay in the construction of the proposed Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus at Kishanganj alleging that it too has become a victim of the politics from Delhi.

"The Centre wanted to open the AMU campus at Katihar, but the state government chose Kishanganj and made available land for the higher education centre for the minorities, but somehow it has fallen victim to politics from Delhi," he said.

The chief minister, however, said that his government was committed for the welfare of the minorities for which several programmes were being implemented, including the fencing of 7064 graveyards, incentives to matriculates, vocational training to the girls, etc.


First Published: Friday, March 18, 2011, 21:14

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