Sachar Committee has declared that the Muslims are more backward than Daliths. This situation has been there for the past 50 years. Congress didn’t bother about the welfare of the Muslims. Now it has decided to allocate a sub plan for SC’s and ST’s, which is commendable, but there is a need to prepare a sub-plan exclusively for Minorities on a par with the purposed sub-plan for SCs and STs.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan, Editor of Siasat Urdu Daily released a press note yesterday and said that there is no coordination between saying and doings of the Govt. There is a contradiction in the word and action of the Govt.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan who is also the member of Politburo of TDP said that Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy is misleading the Muslims by appeasing them verbally. He is making false promises and making misleading statements. He told that if the Govt. is really serious about the welfare of the Muslims, it should announce a similar sub-plan for the Muslims and allocate sufficient budget. The Muslims of the State are very well aware of the style of governance of the Congress Party. Its communal minded narrow mentality has been exposed now.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan demanded the C.M. Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy that instead of feeling happy of making appeasing statements to the Muslims should know the facts and take effective steps for resolving the basic issues of the Muslims and also to announce a sub-plan for the Muslims.
If C.M makes an announcement for the establishment of a Commissionerate for Minorities, it is not gratitude. It is his responsibility. He has implemented the long pending demand of the Muslims.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan further told that only announcements are being made for the Muslims and no implementation is being made. What more could be the inefficiency of the Govt. that it has failed to identity lands for two minority institutions? This matter has been pending for the past one year.
He pointed out that in the case of budget provision for Minorities, Govt. is playing the number game.
In the budget allocation of the Dept. of Minorities Welfare, amounts pertaining to scholarships and fees reimbursements have only been shown. No separate budget has been allocated for any developmental programme for the benefit of Minorities.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan pointed out that taking into consideration the educational and economic backwardness of the Muslims, Justice Ranganathies Mishra Commission had recommended for providing 10% reservation to the Muslims. In addition to it, Justice Rajender Sachar Committee had also declared that the Muslims are educationally and economically more backward than Daliths. Congress is still worried about Daliths and it is not bothered about those communities, which are more backward than the Daliths. Govt. is not serious about them.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan pointed out that Congress Party has a long history of appeasing the Muslims by making verbal statements and false promises. Soon after assuming power in the State, Congress allotted wakf lands to LANCO Hills at throwaway price. The owner of LANCO Hills, Mr. L. Rajagopal made crores of rupees by selling this land to private parties at exorbitant rates. Wakf lands were also given to Emaar Properties and VANPIC Projects. As a result of these transactions, many politicians are involved in these criminal cases. At that time, the Muslim leaders were claiming that they are the sympathizers of the Muslims and even today their claim is that they show their concern for the cause of the Muslim community but practically there is no development for the Muslims. Mr. Zahid Ali Khan told that allocation of Rs.3, 500 crore for SC’s and ST’s depicts the policy of Congress to neglect the Muslims.
He said that Congress always exploited the Muslims as their vote bank. After assuming power, it neglected the promises made to the Muslim Community. Congress admitted many a time that it came to power only because of the Muslims, which is also a fact, but its treatment with the Muslims has always been like a stepmother.
Mr. Zahid Ali Khan disclosed that in majority of the irregularities committed by the Congress Govt., there are a large number of cases of wakf properties but Congress is deliberately avoiding mentioning them.
It only indicates that Congress wants to cover up these irregularities because through these scams only the wakf properties have been damaged.