Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said that the party’s “inclusive” policies have garnered the support of minorities which voted for the saffron party in the last state assembly elections which was held in November 2010.

Modi was speaking on the occasion of former LJP national secretary Sheikh Muzammil’s induction in the party along with his supporters.

Modi counted number of minority welfare schemes being run by the state government saying over Rs.100 cr has been allotted annually for the fencing of Muslim graveyards.

“Previous state governments did not even nominate the Vice-Chancellor of Maulana Mazharul Haq Arabic and Persian University, but now thousands of students are studying there,” said Modi.

Lashing out at previous non-NDA governments in the state, Modi said, “Erstwhile RJD government ruled over the state merely on the basis of caste equations and was fully ignorant about the welfare of a vast section of the society. But Nitish Kumar led JD (U)-BJP government has been focusing on every caste and community to ensure inclusive growth of the state.”

JPN/Bureau