Himanshu Mishra, New Delhi
Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated to Tuesday, 26 October 2021 06:04 AM IST
Experimentally, the BJP will focus on booths with more than 70 per cent Muslim voters and a large number of Pasmanda Muslims. According to party sources, this is the party’s first attempt to reach out to Muslims.
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Experimentally, the party will focus on booths with more than 70 per cent Muslim voters and booths with a large number of Pasmanda Muslims. According to party sources, this is the party’s first attempt to reach out to Muslims. During the personal consultation, the party workers will brief the beneficiaries of the central schemes on the efforts made by the Modi government for the welfare of the sector in the last seven years. In this election, it was decided to get rid of all the Muslim-majority party booths. A group of 100 new activists will be formed in the Muslim-majority assembly seats.
Double benefit to Muslims with central scheme: Naqvi
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was either the Prime Minister’s Awas Yojana or the Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana or any other scheme. In the last seven years Muslims have benefited twice as much as other communities in their population ratio. In Uttar Pradesh in particular, Muslims make up 18 per cent of the population, while the community accounts for 30 to 35 per cent of these schemes. There has been a historic increase in academic scholarships.
Priority to Pasmanda Society …
The Modi government has specifically identified the Pasmanda community to provide the benefits of the schemes. The Society accounts for 80 per cent of the total share in the central plans of the Muslims. That is why a strategy has been devised to cultivate this society experimentally first.