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Living conditions of minorities in Bengal extremely inadequate: Jaitley

Raising questions over the plight of minorities in poll-bound West Bengal despite political stability, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the recently released data indicated that their living conditions were “extremely inadequate”.

Jaitley said the model followed by the state, where growth levels were not fast enough to raise standards of all sections, could be a factor for the condition of the minorities.

Jaitley said post 1991, India witnessed a faster growth, which also led to substantial reduction in poverty.

Referring to the data related to the minority community in West Bengal, Jaitley said it indicated "living conditions which are extremely inadequate."
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