Patna: The NCP on Saturday charged the NDA government in Bihar with giving "step motherly" treatment to Urdu language and said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was being a "hypocrite" by claiming to be a sympathizer of the minority community.

Referring to the recruitment of fewer Urdu teachers in government schools, NCP national general secretary Tariq Anwar told reporters here that the state government has given "step motherly" treatment to Urdu teachers.

"The Chief Minister has been hypocrite when he claims himself to be a well wisher and sympathizer of the Muslims," he alleged.

Anwar also expressed concern at the prevalence of economic backwardness, lack of education and inadequate representation in political system and government jobs among Muslims and demanded that the plight of the minority community should be treated as a national problem.

The NCP leader said that he had raised the issue in the Parliament and demanded concrete measures by the government to alleviate the plight of the minority community.

Anwar, who is also the leader of Bihar Pradesh Qaumi Tanjims (BPQT), a representative body of the Muslims, said that a conference will be held here tomorrow to dwell on the plight of the minority community and similar programmes will be held in other states.

(Agencies)