Mahadalits finally getting their dues
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 00:50
  
Patna: Claiming the community in Bihar were getting their dues after 62 years of independence, senior JD (U) leader and Bihar assembly Speaker Udai Narain Choudhry today said the Mahadalit Ekjuta Morcha would organise a rally at the Gandhi maidan here on February 21 to thank Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The mahadalits in the state were finally getting their due "a good" 62 years after independence under the leadership of a dyanamic leader like Nitish Kumar, Choudhry told reporters here.

"We are dutybound to felicitate the leaders who have taken personal interest in improving the lot of have-nots by creating a Mahadalit Commission and appointing Dalits as members of the commission," Minister for SC/ST development Jitan Ram Manjhi told reporters.

Besides Majhi, members of the Mahadalit Commission, former MLAs Shyam Rajak and Ramai Ram were present at the press briefing. The Morcha constituted a 23 member committee to make the rally a success, they said.

Ram and Rajak, formerly with RJD but now with the JD (U), said "we are organising the rally to educate the dalits that only Nitish Kumar could take care of them and hence we should support him wholeheartedly in the next husting.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 09, 2010, 00:50


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