Minorities see new horizon under Sonowal
Minority Morcha refutes AMSA's allegation
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 4: State BJP’s Minority Morcha claims that the minorities in Assam will experience a wider horizon on their development under State Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal.
In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday, Morcha general secretary Matiur Rahman said: “The minorities in Assam have been benefited a lot after the BJP coming to power at Dispur. For the sake of development of minorities in the State the Chief Minister has kept the Department of Development of Minorities with him. He has no disparity on development. The spent funds for the development of constituencies not held by the BJP – Jania, Rupahi, Bagbhor, Jaleswar, Chhaigaon etc., all domited by religious minorities – same as that of Majuli, held by himself.”
After the BJP coming to power in the State, the decision to set up as many as eight girls’ colleges in minority-domited areas was taken and merged the Madrassa Directorate with the mainstream education. “We’ve hailed the move,” Rahman said.
Ahmed said: “In the me of Madrassa education, the Congress government resorted to corruption in appointment and provincialization of educatiol institutions, besides using the Directorate of Madrassa Education for political interest. We appeal to the Chief Minister to ensure a judicial inquiry into the corruption that took place in Madrassa education in the State. We caution all not to sub-serve their political interest in the me of development of minorities. The AMSA’s allegation that the BJP government in the State has hatched a conspiracy to spell doom for the future of minorities in the State is not based on fact, rather is it politically motivated.”