PATNA: The ruling Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has apparently gone all out to woo the Muslim community after breaking alliance with the RJD last year.
The RJD is known to be enjoying considerable support of the minority class voters and this is a major worry for the JD-U led by Kumar.
In the last 2015 assembly elections, Muslim voters had solidly voted for the JD-U candidates since they were ally of the RJD but now that the alliance stands broken, the JD-U is skeptical of getting their support.
However, the chief minister is now trying hard to woo them in various ways. In a fresh attempt, the state government has decided to serve midday meal to children enrolled in 814 Madarsa as well.
All these Madarsas were running with aids from the state government but the midday meal facility was not available to the children enrolled there.
Although the decision will benefit roughly about One lakh children enrolled in these madarsas but the government hopes to get support of the Muslims in that way.
The fresh decision comes shortly after the state government hiked the financial aid being granted to the Muslim divorcees and those women who were rejected by their husbands.
Earlier such women were being provided a financial aid of Rs 10,000 but now this amount has been increased to Rs25,000.
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