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Congress slams Centre over cancellation of Haj subsidy

Congress slams Centre over cancellation of Haj subsidy
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Chairman of the District Congress Committee Minority Cell Mohammad Tajuddin criticised the Centre’s decision of cancellation of Haj subsidy.

Khammam: Chairman of the District Congress Committee Minority Cell Mohammad Tajuddin criticised the Centre’s decision of cancellation of Haj subsidy. Speaking at a general body meeting held with the representatives of Minority Cell here at Sanjeeva Reddy Bhavan in Khammam on Thursday, Tajuddin said in 1954, the Congress government started sanctioning of subsidy for Haj pilgrims from the government funds besides allotting a special budget for the welfare of Muslim Minorities by forming a separate corporation.

But the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government had cancelled subsidy for Haj pilgrims which has been implemented since 1954, which is totally unfair, he alleged. “Without bothering about thousands of funds which were not utilised, the government intentionally had taken a decision to cancel the Haj subsidy,” he criticised, adding that the move was nothing but discrimination against Muslim Minorities in the country.

He demanded the government to withdraw the decision immediately and continue to sanction the subsidy without any conditions. “To teach the BJP government a befitting lesson, we are going to start a nation-wide movement soon. No government had ever survived that neglected the Muslim Minorities,” he warned. Minority cell leaders Md Isaac, Sd Farheen Qhadri, Md Hameed, S K Jani, Nanne Bachha, Makram and Gouse were present along with others.

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