Kushwaha sits on fast against Nitish govt
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.