Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has targeted the ‘minority manifesto’ issued by Congress in Telangana. Terming Congress’s move as politics of appeasement, Biswa Sarma said, in my long political career I had never thought that Congress would stoop so low in an attempt to capture the vote bank of one religion. He said that Congress is fulfilling the dream of Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Muslim League by issuing manifesto for a particular religion.
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while making three posts one after the other on X, said, all Indians must ask whether the Congress slogan ‘Jitni Aabadi Utna Haq’ is a pretense to bring back illegal reservation for Muslims? Should taxpayers’ money be used to pay salaries to Maulanas and finance other divisive schemes?
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‘Congress revived Jinnah’s policies’
He further said, Mahatma Gandhi spent his life fighting against the separate electoral system advocated by Mohammad Ali Jinnah. And now those who have adopted the surname Gandhi have revived Jinnah’s policies. This insult to our freedom fighter will neither be forgiven nor forgotten.
In my long political career I could have never imagined that Cong will stoop so low in their attempt to capture the vote bank of one religion.
By coming up with religion specific manifestos, Cong is fulfilling the vision of Mohammed Ali Jinnahs Muslim League.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 11, 2023
Big promises for Imam, Khadim and other priests
In fact, many big promises have been made for the minorities in the manifesto released by the Congress for the Telangana Assembly elections. In the manifesto, Congress has promised to give a monthly honorarium of Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 to the priests of all religions including Imam, Khadim, Padri, Granthi of the state.
Apart from this, under Abdul Kalam-e-Taleem Scheme, it has also been announced to provide financial assistance of up to Rs 5 lakh to the youth of Muslim, Sikh, Christian and other minority communities of the state for completing M.Phil and PhD studies.
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