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Flames Of Freedom
This Independence Day, there was the smell of burning flesh in the air—25-year-old Chandan Bhattacharya immolated himself in front of the Patna High Court. His father, a Bihar State Agro-Industries Development Corporation employee, had not been getting his salary for the past nine years.
On August 20, unemployed youth Pawan Gope too consumed poison outside chief minister Rabri Devi’s residence.
To prevent such incidents, the government has appointed a special magistrate, additional police force and fire tenders near the CM’s residence and Raj Bhavan.
But will that help when only six out of 50 PSUs in Bihar are paying salaries?