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RJD wants Bharat Ratna for Kurien

The RJD on Monday urged the Centre to confer the highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, posthumously on Verghee Kurien for revolutionizing the concept of cooperative movement in India.

The Centre should confer the ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Kurien, known as the father of ‘Operation Flood’ and ‘Milk Man of India for the way he promoted millions of milk producers and found a market for them, Leader of the Opposition Abdul Bari Siddique said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Kurien passed away on 9 September in Gujarat. He was 90.

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