Virtually two months after All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi focused the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress authorities in Rajasthan over points reminiscent of lack of funds spent on minority welfare, the state authorities has spelt out the way it will implement a number of minority welfare initiatives.
The federal government is anticipated to improve a number of madrasas subsequent 12 months, with 500 madrasas set to get good lecture rooms. The federal government lately sanctioned Rs 13.1 crore for the improve. Final week, Gehlot additionally permitted the drafts of different schemes, together with Rs 5 crore for the conservation of Waqf properties, Rs 34 crore for numerous improvement works reminiscent of the development of consuming water tanks, roads, drainage methods in slums and areas the place members of the minority neighborhood reside in giant numbers. The federal government may also spend Rs 10 crore on improvement works with the collaboration of the general public, the CM stated in a press assertion.
“In final 12 months’s Price range, we allotted round Rs 100 crore for the event of the minority neighborhood. Not solely good lecture rooms, however we may also present funds for buildings in these madrasas. We’re additionally offering insurance coverage insurance policies and scholarships. For the primary time, a Madrasa Act has been made within the state, which has made the implementation of welfare schemes simpler. It’s straightforward to stage allegations however the work on the bottom has been executed by the Congress authorities. The earlier BJP authorities didn’t do a lot in its tenure,” Rajasthan’s Minority Affairs Minister Shale Mohammad informed The Indian Specific on Monday.
Mohammad is contemporary from his go to to Fatehpur in Sikar district, one of many locations the place Owaisi held a rally in September throughout his first tour to the state. On the rally, Owaisi stated the funds for minorities in Rajasthan was solely Rs 98.55 crore for 2022 whereas the Muslim inhabitants within the state is 62 lakh.
Launching a scathing assault on the Congress, Owaisi stated that in Telangana, the place the inhabitants of Muslims is round 45 lakh, the funds for minorities was Rs 1,728 crore. The AIMIM chief thereafter stated that regardless of voting for the Congress for a few years, Muslims had not obtained something aside from Iftaar events.
Sources stated the federal government’s current bulletins have been geared toward sending out the message that the get together was dedicated to the welfare of the Muslim neighborhood. In current occasions, the Congress authorities has come beneath fireplace from sure sections of the minority neighborhood on numerous points, together with an allegation that it was not doing sufficient for Urdu schooling within the state.
In September, simply earlier than Owaisi’s go to, Rajasthan Urdu Shikshak Sangh’s state president Ameen Kayamkhani, who teaches Urdu at a authorities establishment, alleged that he was focused and harassed by the federal government after he was suspended for interrupting schooling minister BD Kalla’s speech at a state-level programme and asking him about unfulfilled Price range bulletins associated to strengthening Urdu schooling.
Kayamkhani stated he stays suspended and likewise obtained a chargesheet from the division. One of many accusations within the chargesheet served to Kayamkhani by the division is that he went to the Excessive Court docket in opposition to the suspension order as a substitute of interesting to larger authorities within the division.
“Individuals perceive who will assist them on the bottom. These (Owaisi’s allegations) are baseless. Owaisi has toured three-four states and everybody has seen what injury they’ve triggered. They will’t even consider coming into Rajasthan’s politics within the subsequent 50 years,” stated Minority Affairs Minister Shale Mohammad.
Together with Fatehpur, Mohammad lately visited Nagaur district, one other place Owaisi toured.
AIMIM leaders in Rajasthan questioned the timing of the bulletins, saying they have been linked to the Meeting elections. The elections are scheduled to be held in late 2023 and the AIMIM has introduced it’s going to contest the polls.
“No matter bulletins the state authorities is making are due to the Meeting elections. Had they actually wished to do one thing, they need to have executed this stuff a lot earlier than when Gehlot ji had come to energy, not after almost 4 years have handed. Bulletins don’t translate to work on the bottom,” stated AIMIM Rajasthan core committee convener Jameel Khan.
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