TDP showers sops on Muslims

TDP showers sops on Muslims
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TDP showers sops on Muslims
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Kadapa: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the amount under Dulhan scheme, under which financial assistance is provided for marriage of girls in...

Kadapa: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the amount under Dulhan scheme, under which financial assistance is provided for marriage of girls in poor Muslim families, would be increased to Rs one lakh from the existing Rs 50,000. He also said funds sanctioned for Muslim youth under foreign education scheme would also be increased from existing Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. He promised to construct Haj houses in Kurnool and Amaravati.

Addressing a road show here on Tuesday as part of election campaign, the Chief Minister said that the TDP government has been implementing several programmes to protect the interests of Muslims.

He said that honorarium to be paid to Imams would be increased to Rs 10,000 from existing Rs 5,000 and Mouzams Rs 5,000 from existing Rs 3,000. Urdu officer would be appointed in all departments.The Chief Minister said that the Almaspet centre in Kadapa would be developed and renamed as Tippu Sultan Chowrasta.

Stating that there was no protection for Muslims during Modi regime, Naidu said that voting for YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy means voting for Narendra Modi. He expressed surprise as to how Jagan could support Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, who is opposing Polavaram project and release of water to Rayalaseema region.

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