BJP’s double standard has been exposed: Congress

The BPCC president made an appeal to Dalits and muslims to come together "as both have quite common similarities vis-a-vis social indicators be it education, employment opportunities, insecurity".

By: PTI | Patna | Published:October 14, 2016 6:35 pm
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Congress on Friday said BJP’s “double standard” has been “exposed completely” as on one hand it talks of being a nationalist party by undertaking a surgical strike across LoC and on the other hand it has slashed the pension of soldiers who are disabled. As per the 6th Pay Commission recommendations, an army Major who has completed 10 years of service would have got Rs 98,300 monthly pension if he suffered 100 per cent disability while the same army Major would now get Rs 27,000 (fixed slab) as per the 7th Pay Commission as notified by the Centre, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) president Ashok Choudhary told reporters.

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Pointing out that it would have an adverse and negative impact on the morale of the soldiers, Choudhary, also the education minister in Nitish Kumar government, urged the Centre to review it and the Defence Minister to clarify the position. Alleging that a sense of “insecurity has gripped Dalits and minorities ever since BJP came to power at the Centre”, the BPCC president made a fervent appeal to Dalits and muslims to come together “as both have quite common similarities vis-a-vis social indicators be it education, employment opportunities, insecurity”.

Stating that Dalits are facing several difficulties, Choudhary claimed that only 4.4 per cent and 2.4 per cent of the Dalit population are graduates and post-graduates respectively, 42.3 per cent of them are still below poverty line and majority of them are landless labourers.

Choudhary said Congress would organise a ‘Mahasammelan’ for scheduled castes and minorities in the state capital on October 17 to discuss their demands and aspirations. The BPCC president said that the conference would be inaugurated by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad while Bihar in-charge and general secretary C P Joshi will be the chief guest.

The conference would be attended by former Speaker Meira Kumar, Shakeel Ahmad, senior party leaders of the state and MLAs and MLCs, he said.

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    SubbuI
    Oct 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm
    VERY GOOD INTIATIVE BY BPCC PRESIDENT AND STATE EDUCATION MINISTER OF BIHAR. BJP UNDER NALAYAK MODI IS DOING EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO HAR AND REDICULE TS THAT THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE DALITS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RESERVATIONS. ARROGANT LADY SMRITI IRANI TRIED TO REDICULE ROHIT VIMULA THE T SCHOLAR'S MOTHER THE SAME WAY. lt;br/gt;THIS KHOON KI DALAL AND MAUT KI SOUDAGAR MUST BE DEFEATED IN ALL COMING ELECTIONS CONGRESS MUST BE VOTED BACK TO POWER
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    Ashish Biswas
    Oct 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm
    Now who is this talking ?
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    Narayan Srikanth
    Oct 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    The INTOLERANCE debate is till being kept alive by some uneducated s, of course from the Congress party
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    Rahul
    Oct 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm
    Good of you keep your thoughts to Bihar. Request to all Dalits and Muslims - there will be great time ahead. The leader of the country is visualising a dream. A powerful India. These guys talk about education how much education they have. Take one by one and you will see scams. Go to villages who are seeing electricity for first time after independence and talk to them. Congress will sell India in auction. Don't let them play with Dalit or Muslim words.
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    REALISTIC
    Oct 15, 2016 at 5:34 am
    I always recommend to file a people's interest Litigation (PIL) case in Supreme court of India about QUESTIONING THE continuing of EXISTENCE OF CASTE SYSTEM in India AND BANNING OF CASTE SYSTEM in a LEGAL WAY ALSO.lt;br/gt; lt;br/gt; More than protecting the victims .. its better to have a law where if anybody speaks , or writes , or ociates with any caste name ,, They should be penalised and they should get imprisonment for a particular period..for dividing the society without any basis. Criminalise the Name boards which display particular caste. Reject admissions to kids whose name carries caste suffix. Criminalise all matrimonial sites if any which creates caste names.. THIS SHOULD HAPPEN NOT ONLY FOR HINDUS, BUT ALSO FOR MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS AND SIKHS , etc alsolt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Then only we can have Society of GREAT HINDU, GREAT MUSLIM or GREAT CHRISITAN or GREAT SIKH., without any sub. sub. sub names..lt;br/gt; it can be done to giving a particular time frame for Reservations, After Legalising the ban, then only Caste reservations can be converted into Economic basis...all supposed to be done in a gradual way I feel .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; BUT I don't know how many people feel positively for this.. God Knows.
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    REALISTIC
    Oct 15, 2016 at 5:05 am
    We don't know whom you are asking about. lt;br/gt; Usually we don't use the word " " , I just responded to the previous comment when some one used the word " " when a good initiative is taken by a minister.lt;br/gt; But above all lee me sincerely say " CHEATING OF INNOCENTS AND DISADVANTAGEOUS" is MORE WORSE THAN IDIOCITY or IGNORANCE.
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    REALISTIC
    Oct 14, 2016 at 1:52 pm
    Instead of talking about uplifting the dalits or obcs and their reservations ,, this and that...lt;br/gt;WHY INDIA IS NOT TALKING ABOUT ACCEPTING AND DECLARING THE CASTE SYSTEM AS UTTER SOCIAL CHEATING ? lt;br/gt; WHEN DOES INDIA PROCLAIM ''UTTERING OF OWN CASTE IS A PUNISHABLE OFFENSE''?
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    REALISTIC
    Oct 14, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    some so called Highly Educated Over intelligent Cheating s keeping the Cheating Caste system in the name of So called God's theories with out banning the Caste system in India and not declaring the Caste system is Utter cheating of The Socalled elite jumla Sick and cheating mentality.
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