Nitish govt fails to protect interests of poor: RJD

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Samastipur, Mar 30: Former Bihar minister and RJD MLA Ram Lakhan Mahto today charged the Nitish Kumar government with failure in protecting the interests of the poor and downtrodden in the state. Addressing the party workers here, Mr Mahto said the Nitish Kumar government was lacking in discharging its responsibility of protecting the interests of the poor as most of them who lived below the poverty line (BPL) were deprived of the benefits of the various welfare schemes launched for the weaker sections of the society.

Despite several assurances, the NDA government had failed to come out with rectified versions of the BPL list and as such, most of the BPL families were not getting the benefits of the Centre sponsored schemes. "The landless labourers are not getting job cards that was to be distributed under the Centrally-funded National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme," he said, adding that his party would launch a mass awareness campaign in this connection.


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