Kush­waha sits on fast against Ni­tish govt

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Lib­erty is a per­ma­nent value which can­not be bartered — Dipak Misra For­mer CJI

Au­rangabad ( Bi­har): Union Minister Upen­dra Kush­waha on Satur­day sat on a day­long fast in protest against the “fail­ure” of the Ni­tish Ku­mar gov­ern­ment to pro­vide land for set­ting up a Ken­driya Vidyalaya. Mr Kush­waha, the Minister of State for HRD, al­leged that the re­quest for land for set­ting up the school in Au­rangabad had been sent to the state gov­ern­ment four months ago, but there has been no head­way in this re­gard so far. “Be­cause of the state gov­ern­ment’s non­co­op­er­a­tive at­ti­tude, the Ken­driya Vidyala project is stuck. Same is the case in Nawada dis­trict, where we will be ob­serv­ing a fast on Sun­day,” Mr Kush­waha, flanked by sup­port­ers of his Rashtriya Lok Sa­mata Party, said. The Bi­har gov­ern­ment, he said, has made a “very im­prac­ti­cal” de­mand for grant of land, want­ing a pro­vi­sion that the schools should have 75 per cent stu­dents from within the state.

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