Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) chief G. Parameshwara on Saturday said he would recommend to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to allot one of the four vacant ministerial berths to an MLA from the minority communities.
Speaking at a workshop on government schemes for minorities organised by the KPCC’s Minority Cell, Dr. Parameshwara said there should be more representation for the minority communities in the Cabinet.
Dr. Parameshwara said he would ask the Chief Minister to expedite the process of setting up fast-track courts to settle cases booked against Muslim youth in the previous government’s tenure.
“We had already promised it in our manifesto. Several youths have been booked on charges of terrorism during the BJP rule. I will ask the Chief Minister to expedite the process,” he said.
He said he would also recommend that every police station in the State should have a police constable from the minority communities. He called upon the Muslims to use the Friday prayer congregations to discuss the community’s development.
Union Minister for Minority Affairs K. Rahman Khan listed out the various welfare schemes for minorities being implemented by the Union government.
Ministers K.J. George, Qamar-ul Islam, the former Union Minister C.K. Jaffer Sharief, R. Roshan Baig, MLA, and Naseer Ahmed, MLC, were present.