Budget for minorities enhanced to Rs. 170 crore
KURNOOL: Chief Minister K. Rosaiah has promised to vigorously pursue the issue of Muslim quota in the Supreme Court until the final verdict is delivered.
Making a brief speech after inaugurating the shadikhana funded by T.G. Venkatesh in the old city on Saturday, Mr. Rosaiah said the Supreme Court had struck down the High Court order which was against the religious-based quota.
The State government would show special interest in the matter to strengthen the case in the Supreme Court to see that the Apex court was convinced over the Muslim quota.
He said the Congress government was for implementing the quota but the vested interests had dragged the matter to the court and caused delay in its implementation.
He said the budget for minorities was enhanced from Rs. 13 crore to Rs. 170 crore after the Congress came to power in the State.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated T.G. Laxmi Venkatesh Kalyanamantapam and mineral water plant at Adoni. Both installations were funded by Mr. Venkatesh. Later, he blessed 120 couples at the mass wedding ceremony sponsored by Mr. Venkatesh., unveiled the statue of Sri Krishnadevaraya on the bank of Hundri river and inaugurated the hall at the district central library.
He also laid foundation for Moulana Abdul Kalam Azad wakf complex.
The town faced nearly bandh conditions as police asked the shopkeepers to down shutters for the Chief Minister's visit.
The road users had a difficult time in the hot sun.