August 20, 2016 9:57:05 pm
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das Saturday said to the Muslim community in the state to focus on development and not pay heed to those interested only in vote banks. He told them that the government was working hard to improve their situation and also urged the representatives to use technology for development.
Das also said that such meetings would be held after every five to six months to openly discuss and sort out any issues.
In a meeting of representatives of various minority forums from all over the state, Das said that there was no need for middlemen to communicate with the government. “Some people have only done business in the name of religion and have filled their pockets. There is no place for such things in our government,” he said.
The CM said that the government was working to ensure that, by October 2, the foundation laying ceremony for the Rs 70 crore-Haj House, that would be the talk of the country, will be held.
Urging the members of the minority community use technology, Das said that their schools should employ information-technology. Besides, the skill development initiative of the central government should be taken care of.
The CM also said that the government would open skill-development centres in Muslim dominated areas and that permission for 36 madarsas has already been given, with more are in the offing. He also appealed to the community to get send their daughters to school and take benefit of the various programmes started by the Centre and state.
Das also told the gathering that some people were trying to serve their narrow political purposes by questioning the changes being made in the Chhotanagpur Tenancy Act and the Santhal Paragana Tenancy Act.
BJP state general secretary (Minority Cell) Anwar Hayat, who attended the meet, said, “The CM also clarified that cow traders would not be unduly harassed. However, he also said that the members of the community should realise what was legal and illegal.”
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