Congress Minority Cell district unit chairman Mustaq Mohammad and District Wakf Board president Mohammad Saleem Khan on Friday condemned the remarks of MIM leaders against Chief Minister N. Kirankumar Reddy.

They took exception to remarks of MIM terming Mr. Kirankumar Reddy as ‘Andhra Modi’.The Congress party was always committed to secularism in the country, he said.

Addressing a media conference, they hoped that MIM would continue its support to the government and strive hard for the welfare of the minorities in the State.

Regarding the alleged misuse of funds in Palakonda Jamia Masjid, Mr. Saleem Khan said that the revenue officials of Palakonda division would probe into the issue.

Funds to be released

They said the government had agreed to release funds for the renovation of old masjids and development activities in the new masjids.

“We are collecting details about the works pending in the respective masjids. The funds would be released very soon for the renovation of selected msjids,” they said.