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BJP would end reservation in Bihar : Nitish Kumar

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Patna:  After RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat demanded a review of the reservation policy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on reservation for Dalits and OBCs.

“Modi remained silent on reservation issue during his election rally in Banka. His silence has strengthened the theory that his government will end reservation in view of RSS chief’s demand to review it,” Nitish Kumar said while addressing election rallies in Samastipur district.

“The RSS chief has suggested a review of reservation policy and BJP cannot ignore it. BJP-led government will change the constitution to end reservation and block the opportunity for development of the Dalits and backward classes. They will destroy the spirit of the constitution,” he claimed.

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah and union finance minister Arun Jaitley, during their visits to Bihar on Thursday and Wednesday, however had said their party was not against reservation and the system will continue.

The polls for 243-member Bihar assembly will take place in five phases between October 12 and November 5, with the counting slated for November 8.

(With inputs from IANS)

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PM Modi Advises Scientists To Use Science to Improve Lives

PM Narendra Modi tells Scientists to use science to improve the lives of citizens

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Prime Minister Modi tells scientists that science and technology should be used to bettering the lives of citizens. Wikimedia Commons

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called upon scientists to take up challenges in their research for bettering the daily lives of common citizens, especially farmers, help in reaching clean drinking water, solar power to the people, and solving problems such as pollution.

Highlighting the importance of ‘science for society’, Modi said when all “scientists, all citizens, will move forward with this understanding, both the country and mankind will be benefited”.

“To know the connection between science and society, we have to give answers to some questions. Everybody knows the pollution problem due to increased use of plastic. Can our scientists take up the challenge to come up with saleable and cost effective material which can take the place of plastic?” the Prime Minister asked while inaugurating the India International Science Festival through video conferencing from Delhi.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights the importance of ‘Science for Society’. Wikimedia Commons

Modi exhorted scientists assembled from India and abroad for the mega event whether they can take up the challenge to find a better way to store energy or electricity.

“Can we get a solution so that the use of solar power can go up, can we come up with an innovation related to battery and other infrastructure to reach electric mobility to the common man?

“Have we thought of doing something in our lab which can improve the lives of crores of people? Can we find a solution to local drinking water problems and reach clean drinking water to the people?” he asked.

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Modi also urged scientists to ponder over whether they can invent something which would cut down healthcare cost, and benefit peasants by increasing their income.

“We have to think how use of science can help in easing the lives of the people,” he said. (IANS)