Paswan also advocated reservation in the private sector and the judiciary.
Ram Vilas Paswan was addressing a Dalit Mahapanchayat in Varanasi.
Paswan said a total of 8.71 crore beneficiaries were listed for subsidised ration under the Food law in Bihar.
Ram Vilas Paswan talks to Santosh Singh on LJP’s change of stand on land acquisition Bill and Bihar politics ahead of state polls. Excerpts:
Paswan said that LJP put its views across in the meeting of NDA members on Tuesday.
The party draws its strength from Paswan’s appeal among a section of Dalits in the eastern state.
As per the Centre’s guidelines, farmers should be paid Rs 2,200 per tonne for the sugarcane as FRP.
Paswan said he merely means that existing laws are enough.
NDA government is in talks with various state governments to amend APMC Acts.
Dismissing question whether the saffron outfit is dictating terms to PM, Paswan said Modi is not influenced by RSS.
After taking inputs from stakeholders, the amendments will be finalised and placed before the Cabinet for approval.
The LJP chief attacked both the SP and BSP.
Paswan’s reaction comes after Lalu had said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become an NRI.
He ducked questions on Congress leader Digvijaya Singh’s demand for giving relief to the survivors of Gujarat riots.
The LJP leader said NDA partners must not flaunt “unnecessary” weight on BJP in states or areas where it had been strong.