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Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:15:00 GMT | By IANS

JD(U) manifesto: Reservations in pvt sector

Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar release manifesto, promising reservation in private sector and for women in Panchayati Raj


JD-U releases manifesto, promises reservations in private sector (© AP)

Patna: Bihar's ruling party, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) released its election manifesto on Saturday, promising, reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC) in the private sector. The manifesto also promises 50 percent reservation for women in Panchayati Raj institutions.

The manifesto also promises legislation for the safety and security of migrant workers in the country, a commission to study the socio-economic condition of poor upper caste people at the national level and a special category status for all backward states like Bihar.

It also pledges zero tolerance against corruption, communal hatred and communal forces.

The manifesto was released by party president Sharad Yadav and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in the state capital of Patna.

Sharad Yadav said corruption and communalism are two big challenges before the country. "We are committed to fight against both," he said. He also said the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, was trying to exploit people's emotions in his election meetings.

Nitish Kumar said the party will replicate Bihar's successful implementation of women reservation at the national level.

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