BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Sept 17: The minority morcha of the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) is targeting 10 lakh memberships in the State ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled next year. Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, minority morcha president Mominul Awal informed on Thursday.
Alleging that the minority people are being exploited by Congress and AIUDF, Awal said, “People are now realizing the facts that the Congress and AIUDF is not working for them. Already 3 lakh minority people have joined the BJP and by 2016 we will achieve the target of 10 lakh.”
Stating that in 2016, there will be a BJP led government in the State, Awal said that minorities will give full support to the BJP. “We are gearing up aggressively for the Assembly elections. Various programs are on the cards. Among them the ‘Uddipan’ to be organized in October-November and ‘Akraman’ in December,” Awal said. It may be mentioned that, in the first phase these programs will be organized in Golukganj, Manikesh, North Abhayapuri, Senga, Chayagaon, Biswath, South Karimganj, Soi and Samaguri. Speaking on the agenda, Awal said that it will be a political attack on the Congress and its policies. “The government is exploiting the minorities and they are not working for the progress of the minorities,” he added. Attacking the minority MLAs and MPs, Awal said that they are deceiving the minority people by working as government agents.
He also questioned the State government on utilization of funds meant for minority. “The State is only spending Rs 10.14 for each minority individual, even as the Centre has been sending crores of rupees every year. I would like to know from the government where are they spending this money. The literacy rate in char areas stands at 18% which is very unfortute,” he alleged. On the other hand, slamming the government for not taking action on the Assembly Committee report on corruption of Wakf Board, Awal said, “The Wakf Board has property worth around 50 thousand crore. But the minority community has gained nothing from it. The government should act on it.”
He also appealed for equal distribution of government funds.