If opposition parties field a Dalit against Kovind, then it will be nothing but ‘vote-katva’ (aimed at denting support to Kovind) politics, noted the LJP leader, a BJP ally. Paswan said that the LJP extends full support to the NDA candidate.
The Union Minister in a missive to the Prime Minister had sought leave till June 14 for the treatment.
President Pranab Mukherjee has directed that Singh shall be assigned the additional charge of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution till the time Paswan is undergoing treatment.
On retail prices of 22 essential commodities tracked by the government, Paswan said they are stable and under control.
While service tax is a mandatory component in the restaurant’s bill, service charges by law has always been a voluntary component.
The situation of pulses is now under control and their month-on-month prices have gone down, he told reporters in Bengaluru.
When 100 per cent foodgrain is lifted for distribution at subsidised rates, how can a person die of hunger, Paswan asked.
Though the minister in the NDA government batted for caste-based reservation in the private sector, he criticised Bihar for giving top priority to caste.
Ram Vilas Paswan had said situation in state warranted central rule.
This problem has been arising for a few years. This year I asked some people whether they got my card. Many said they didn’t,” Paswan told reporters.
Paswan attacked Nitish Kumar government over the murder of an assistant sub-inspector of police in Hajipur.
Paswan also said that following the Dadri incident, the Grand Alliance was successful in convincing the minority community that they would not be safe if the NDA came to power.
Paswan asked people to forgive any mistake his brother and Alauli LJP candidate Paras may have committed.
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The Union Minister’s brother Pashupati Kumar Paras has been fielded from the reserved Alouli assembly seat.