Kisan-Mazdoor rally of NCP on November 29 in Patna

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Patna, Sep 25 (UNI) The NCP today announced to organise a Kisan-Mazdoor Maharally here on November 29 to protest the 'failure' of the Nitish Kumar government in redressing issues of working class and farmers.

Party's national general secretary Tariq Anwar told newspersons here that the rally was earlier scheduled to be held on October 19 but was deferred in view of the catastrophic floods in north Bihar.

''The Nitish Kumar government had failed to protect the interests of the farmers and labourers despite being in office for about three years. It was also not providing succour to flood victims in north Bihar who were facing a pathetic situation due to the callous attitude of the administration,'' Mr Anwar alleged.

Expressing concern over reports of a large number of missing persons in the flood fury, Mr Anwar said related laws should be amended to enable their dependents to get compensation.

''As per the existing laws a missing person could be declared dead only after seven years since the date when he was reported traceless,'' Mr Anwar said.

He added that under the prevalent circumstances the victims' families would have to wait for seven years to get the compensation.

The NCP leader said a large number of flood victims were migrating to other parts of the country and added that the Nitish Kumar government should take steps to check the such trend.

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