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Bihar House: BJP takes up kabristan-shamshan issue

The BJP claimed that the Bihar government has allocated Rs 700 crore towards developing kabristans, and sought Rs 2,500-crore allocation to develop crematoriums, taking into account the population of Hindus

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: March 18, 2017 7:16 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s kabristan versus shamshan line found an echo in the Bihar Assembly on Friday, as the Opposition BJP accused the Nitish Kumar government of “minority appeasement” and asked it to set aside funds for both Muslim graveyards and Hindu cremation grounds. The BJP claimed that the Bihar government has allocated Rs 700 crore towards developing kabristans, and sought Rs 2,500-crore allocation to develop crematoriums, taking into account the population of Hindus.

The BJP also took the issue outside the Assembly and criticised the government for the lack of a policy to develop cremation grounds. Bringing a “non-government resolution”, Sanjay Saraogi, BJP MLA from Darbhanga, proposed that the government make an allocation for shamshan/mukti kendra (crematoriums). Responding as the designated minister on behalf of the chief minister, who holds the home portfolio, minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav told the House that municipal corporations take care of crematoriums in urban areas but there is no policy to develop them in rural areas.

Not satisfied with the response, Saraogi sought to know why the government had not allocated even Rs 25 crore to develop crematoriums, when it had allocated Rs 700 crore for development of Muslim graveyards. “We have no problems with what you are doing for the minorities, but what about the majority population? How can the government have no policy for the majority,” he asked.

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    Fida
    Mar 18, 2017 at 7:26 am
    In the name of secu-larism, christians and muslims are ruling india and eating away resources highly disproportionate to their share.
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      SubbuI
      Mar 18, 2017 at 5:29 am
      KABRISTHANand sHAMSHAN, DIWALI AND IED, MODI AND MUSLIMS-JIO BJP AND SANGH
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        Tushar
        Mar 18, 2017 at 10:21 am
        But From the language u proved who s real dog ☺
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          Tushar
          Mar 18, 2017 at 10:40 am
          F * u man .... If u are ignorant keep the mouth shut ... Communism doesn't oppose industry .... It opposes discrimination among people that's it ... China is very much communist nation and its development is all on being on same communist platform .. ... It had changed policies regarding its industrial and economical policies .that's it ... And None of the industrialist are not above the government and its policies .... Tum bhi kya samjhoge
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            Tushar
            Mar 18, 2017 at 10:34 am
            First thing is U are ignorant so u didn't grasp wot she really meant .That was sarcsm that BJP gave seats to Muslims ..no seats were really given .....And I guess u live in some slum area that u regularly see Muslims who don't go to schools n colleges ..Which world u re living man .. If a person believe in a faith then he should follow it as per he is taught ... Muslims go to pray five times a day .. And all together it takes hardle half n hour for all 5 prayers .. lt;br/gt; They don't expect any reservation and are ready to grab a job .if enough opportunities are availed.. Government boast about giving crores of jobs . if it is done None will cry for reservation .... lt;br/gt; Until and unless u kinda guys are around .this party has no long life .. lt;br/gt; Remember one thing none of these politicians who just spew the communal venom wouldn't be there for help if u are really in some truble ...may be a Abdul or Antony has to be there for that
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