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New Delhi, May 25: In a move to woo minority voters, the BJP-led NDA government is all set to launch its ‘Nai Manzil’ scheme from poll-bound Bihar next month. “Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will lauch the scheme in the presence of Minority Affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and other senior party leaders in June from Bihar’s Phulwarisharif,” a source told IANS.  Phulwarisharif is a notified area in Patna. Bihar is slated to go for polls in September-October this year. Muslims make up 16 percent of the population in the state. (Also read: Arun Jaitley asks taxmen to squeeze parallel economy) Also Read - Many Healthworkers in Delhi & Bihar Unwilling to Take Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Due to Lack of Efficacy Data

The ‘Nai Manzil’ or New Destination scheme is part of the BJP’s strategy to counter the challenge posed by the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s alliance with the Janata Dal-United, the source added. The scheme, announced in the Budget 2015-16 by Jaitley, aims to enable youth from the minority community who do not have a formal school-leaving certificate to obtain one and find a better employment. Also Read - Budget 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman Holds Pre-Budget Meeting With Finance Ministers From All States