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Sahay targets BJP

Ranchi, March 28: Congress MP Subodh Kant Sahay, who is eyeing a re-election from the Ranchi Lok Sabha seat, sought to strike a chord with the youths, who form a large chunk of voters, while hitting out at rival BJP today.

Speaking at Congress Bhavan during the release of National Students Union of India’s (NSUI) national manifesto, the former Union minister squarely blamed the successive BJP-led governments in Jharkhand for the annual brain drain, which has left the tribal heartland with very few promising youngsters.

He claimed that though an IIM, a law university and a central university had been set up in Jharkhand at the behest of the Union government, the state had so far failed to provide either land or required infrastructure for these prestigious institutions.

“The end result is that thousands of students from Jharkhand are forced to migrate mostly to the southern states, Odisha, Delhi and Rajasthan to pursue higher studies,” Sahay said.

He went on to add that there were other premier institutions like the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad; and Institute of Science and Management (ISM), Pundag, in the state, yet boys and girls migrated to other states for higher studies. “This is because of the apathetic attitude of successive BJP-led governments in Jharkhand,” the sitting MP alleged.

The NSUI manifesto for students promised to effectively implement the Right to Education Act, strengthen infrastructure in all colleges, open 70 new universities, fill up vacant teaching posts at primary, middle and higher secondary schools and bring dropouts back to schools.

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