Friday, December 18, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Nitish Kumar dividing dalits: Paswan

Nitish Kumar dividing dalits: Paswan

Patna, Dec 17: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and former Union
Minister Ramvilas Paswan today alleged that Bihar Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar was dividing the dalits.

Addressing the ''Garib Ekta March'' of the party here, Mr Paswan
alleged that Mr Kumar was trying to divide the dalits under
''well-knit political conspiracy''.

The Nitish Kumar government in the state attracted the dalits through
tall promises and now was dividing them for the sake of vote bank, he

Pointing towards the programmes of the state government for the
dalits, he said the government had announced to provide radio to the
dalits, but till date not even a single dalit was given the radio.

The promise to provide lands to the landless dalits was also
languishing, he alleged.

He asked the government to explain the reason for dropping Paswan
section from Mahadaits.

Asking the government to disclose the welfare work done for the uplift
of the dalits, he said the Centre had earmarked funds in its budget
for the development of the SC and ST communities.

Mr Paswan asked the state government to reveal the amount spent by it
on the development of the section.

He also alleged that development was a distant dream and not even a
single factory and industry was establised during the regime of the
Nitish Kumar government which came to power on development poll plank
in the state.

The leader alleged that the law and order condition was deteriorating
day by day and the other sectors, including education, were in
shambles in Bihar.

Mr Paswan announced to organise ''fill the jail'' programme on January
five in support of the demands of the sweepers and other such


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