NDA government committed to minorities` welfare: Nitish

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.

PTI



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