Patna, Nov 20 (UNI) The Rashtriya Janta Dal(RJD) today accused the Nitish government in Bihar of discriminating against Urdu teachers of the minority community.
Addressing a joint press conference here, party's Chief spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad Khan and former state Education Minister Ramprakash Mahto said the Urdu teachers were being subjected to discrimination by the state government and forced to leave their job without any notice.
Giving the example of Purnia Commissionary, they said the state government had dismissed 500 Urdu teachers, which enraged the minority in the area to lodge their protest.
''Purnia is not an exception, since Urdu teachers in other districts were also facing the same challenge and were scared of losing their jobs,'' he added.
He said the issue was raised before Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, when he visited the area recently. However, no action had been taken in this connection.
He also termed the ''Show your degree and get jobs'' promise of the Chief Minister as nothing but ''a political stunt'' to capture the vote bank.