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Implement reservation policy for SC/ST in promotion: Paswan

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Participating in a sit-in organised by SC/ST Employees Association at Gandhi Maidan here, he accused the Nitish Kumar government of being "anti-Dalit, anti-backward, anti-minority and anti-poor."

Alleging that the NDA government had scrapped the policy which was in operation in the state since Independence, he said LJP would launch a 'fill-the-jail' campaign on August 9 if the state government failed to implement it.

He said he had already apprised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of the situation and said he would raise the issue in Parliament as well.

Paswan said separate budgetary provisions be made for ST and SC under the Special Component Plan and Tribal sub-plan in proportion to their population in Bihar.

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First Published: Sun, July 15 2012. 16:35 IST