RJD dubs Nitish Kumar govt as ''anti-minorities''

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Patna, May 24 (UNI) The RJD today termed the Nitish Kumar government as ''anti-minorities'' and alleged that the interest of the minority community was being deliberately ignored in implementation of various Centre-sponsored welfare schemes.

National General Secretary of the party Shyam Rajak and party MPs - Ramkripal Yadav and Vijay Krishna - told newspersons here that RJD MPs and MLAs walked out from a meeting, convened to review the 20-point programme implementation in Patna district, to protest the alleged discriminatory attitude of the NDA government against the minorities in implementation of welfare schemes.

''The Centre had provided Rs 25.46 crore to the Bihar government for construction of 15,393 dwelling units for weaker sections under the Indira Awas Yojna (IAY) during 2007-08,'' the leaders said, adding that 1,400 dwelling units were also to be constructed for minorities.

They lamented that the NDA government failed to construct the houses from the fund provided under the scheme and not a single house was built for minority community.

''It appears that the Nitish Kumar government is buckling under the pressure of the saffron brigade as BJP is a constituent ally of the NDA government,'' the leaders stated.

Several other Centre-sponsored welfare schemes, including Swarna Jayanti Rojgar Yojna and National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes, were also not being implemented properly, they alleged.

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