In Meeting With Amit Shah, Paswan Seeks Ordinance on Crimes Against Dalits, Special Status for Bihar

New Delhi: Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan today met BJP president Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community.

Paswan, a Union minister and a key BJP ally, told PTI that he also raised the issue of special category status for Bihar, a long-standing demand of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying that being one of the poorest states it deserved the position.

“Bihar is one of the poorest states. So many states are demanding it. Bihar deserves it,” Paswan said.

The Dalit leader was joined by his son and MP Chirag Paswan where they discussed a host of issues, especially related to Bihar, a state which is important to the BJP-led NDA’s overall performance for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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