LJP manifesto calls for smaller and better managed states

April 7th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Ram Vilas Paswan Patna, Apr.7 (ANI): The Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Tuesday said that it would fight the upcoming general elections on the plank of creating smaller states, as this was the best way to ensure better administration and structured development.

“The party believes that for better administration and development of neglected regions, formation of smaller states is necessary,” LJP president Paswan said while releasing the party manifesto here.

The manifesto also promises minorities socio-economic and educational development as recommended by the Justice Rajindra Sachar Committee.

Vowing to neutralise communal elements in the country, Paswan said that it would be the LJP’s endeavor to ban organisations like the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal.

He promised to make public the recommendations of the Ranganath Mishra Commission, saying there would be a provision of 15 per cent reservation for minorities of which 10 per cent would be for Muslims.

The LJP also promised to provide reservations to women and OBCs in government jobs and the judiciary for which 50 per cent ceiling imposed by the Supreme Court would be removed through appropriate legislation.(ANI)

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