Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi promises Muslims 1,000 crore if his party is voted to power
Posted by jagoindia on March 15, 2009
Newspaper: The Pioneer, March 14, 2009 |
Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi has promised Muslims in the State of bigger helping hand to boost their socio-economic progress and also assured them greater security if his party is voted to power.Chiranjeevi, who was addressing Muslims in the old city of Hyderabad for the first time, promised to increase the allocation for the State minorities financial corporation to a record Rs 1,000 crore from the present total minority budget of Rs 178 crore. “Even this is not enough, given the fact that the State budget is Rs one lakh crore and Muslims constitute 10% of the population. They are not getting even one per cent of the budget” he said. He also declared PRP’s support to four per cent reservations to the Muslims in Government jobs and education. “PRP will take all the necessary measures to implement the reservations”, he said.
On political front, he announced that PRP will give tickets to more Muslims. “We will field the Muslim candidates from those constituencies where they have chances of winning,” he said.