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BJP leaders hit out at Nitish govt

Press Trust of India  |  Motihari 

Two union ministers and several leaders today hit out at for allegedly blocking central schemes for the development of the state.

"is putting roadblocks to central schemes for the development of the state," Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumarh said at a function 'Kisan Kumbh' as part of celebration of hundred years of Champaran satyagraha of

He said the Modi ministry had decided to produce 13 lakh tonnes of urea in the next three years at Barauni Fertiliser and open 50 Prime Minister Aushdih (medicines) centres in Champaran to provide life saving drugs to the needy at 30 per cent of their actual rates.

He also announced opening of Central Institute of Plastic Designing Technology at Motihari that would be named after Champaran satyagraha.

Referring to the statement of questioning the sincerity of Centre to the farmers, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that had enhanced Minimum Support Price for paddy from Rs 1300 to Rs 1510 a quintal this year.

But, farmers were not getting Rs 1510 MSP, he alleged.

"If is so bothered about the condition of farmers he should answer why central funds for diary, cooperative and fisheries are returned unutilised," Singh asked.

Senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi reiterated his allegation of duious land deals against Lalu Prasad and his family and dared CM to act against them.

State President Nityanand Rai questioned government's sincerity towards farmers by asking why no scheme on farming included in 'seven resolves' of the state

The NDA had kept away from the programme on Monday last to honour freedom fighters as part of Champaran centenary function.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 18:43 IST