UP Polls:Khurshid promises unemployment allowance, sub-quota

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Salman Khurshid
Jagdishpur, Feb 12: Union law minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday promised unemployment allowance to those who could not get 100 days' job under MNREGS and said quota to backward Muslims, which has been put on hold due to elections, will be implemented after conclusion of the poll process.

"The government will provide unemployment allowance to those who could not get 100 days' job in MNREGS besides providing free food and education to children between six to 14 years of age", Khurshid said addressing an election meeting in Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency.

He reiterated that reservation to backward Muslims could not be provided due to elections but would be implemented after the elections were over.

About the farmers, Khurshid said a law would soon be enacted in which farmers, whose land is being acquired for setting up industries would be given compensation, which would be six times more than the existing circle rate so that they did not have to depend on others for their livelihood.

On hike in petrol prices, Khurshid said it happened due to fluctuation in foreign markets but soon food security of people would be ensured by making cheap food grains available to them.

Trying to woo the youths, Khurshid said it is being contemplated to provide jobs to them in private firms after training for which the expense would be borne by the Centre.

On costly fees, Khurshid said that school fees have reached Rs thousand per month to counter it was planned to reserve 25 per cent seats in schools for children, who belong to below poverty line category and they would be given free education.


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