Unaided education and BPL issue rocks Bihar assembly

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Patna, Dec 13(UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the government was reviewing the policies to scrap the unaided education project and asked the Opposition to exert pressure on the Centre for enhancing quota according to the strength of the BPL.

Intervening into the rumpus created by some members namely Mr Kishore Kumar Munna, Mr Haribhushan Thakur and Mr Narendra Kumar Singh in the Assembly during the zero hour, Mr Kumar said the fresh and final list of the BPL would be prepared soon and of the 8,400 panchayats, work had been completed in 7000 panchayats.

Mr Kumar said he had personally reviewed the work and the number of BPL families were increasing as anomalies were being corrected.

He informed the House that the quota sanctioned by the Centre for the BPL was inadequate and urged the opposition members to pressurise the Centre to enhance the same as per the strength of the BPL families.

Regarding the unaided education policy and the plight of teachers in the uaided educational institutions, Mr Kumar said the government was holding parleys to review the policy and announced that the final decision would be taken in the interest of the teachers.

Raising the issues, the three members had earlier trooped into the well with placards and started narrating the situation of the BPL families and of the teachers of the unaided educational Institutions.

Following the request of the Chair all the three members resumed their seats.

Meanwhile, during the zero hour, Mr Rajesh Kumar of RJD tried to draw the attention of the Assembly Speaker and the treasury benches towards the plight of 2 lakh sugarcane farmers of West Champaran district saying that their yield was getting ruined in want of any sugar mills in the state and the adjoining Uttar Pradesh was also not purchasing sugarcane from them. Mr Rajesh Kumar, who came into the well, sat on a dharna in support of his issue. Later, before the call attentions were taken up Mr Kumar resumed his seat following the Speakers request.

Earlier Ms Sunila Singh of Congress drew the attention of the House towards the high handedness of the district administration of Begusarai saying that the District Magistrate blackened the name of the former Congress leader Mr Rajo Singh depicted on a foundation stone. Ms Singh who was joined by the members of the RJD on the issue said the administration was trying to wipe out the historical facts.

The Chief Minister intervened and announced to take action against the guilty persons after going into the details of the incident.

UNI

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