JAISALMER: An organisation of Muslims on Saturday demanded that the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP government in Rajasthan increase budgetary allocation for minority community in accordance with their population, saying “insufficient” funds was the main “hurdle” for them to come into mainstream.
All India Milli Council (AIMC) said that the government policies were not proving beneficial and also not providing any support to the community.
“The government has not made budgetary allocations in accordance with our population which is a main hurdle before the community to come into mainstream. The government’s policies are not proving beneficial and not giving any support to the community,” state General Secretary of the council Abdul Kayyum told reporters.
Terming as “insufficient” the amount allocated for minority community in this year’s budget, he said Rs 155 crore earmarked for the minority sections is just 0.09 per cent of the total budget.
“ST and SC sections are getting substantial budget but the government is ignoring the minority community. The number of scholarships should be increased for the students of the minority community as they are vulnerable section,” he said at a press conference here.
He also alleged that the government has failed to keep its promises made to the community in its election manifesto.
“Our main demand from the government is to increase budgetary allocation so that our members can come into mainstream,” he said.