‘Minorities have benefited from BJP'

Calling the Bharatiya Janata Party Government in the State is pro-minorities, chairperson of the Karnataka Minorities Development Corporation (KMDC) N.B. Aboobakkar here on Wednesday asserted that the Government has envisaged various programmes for the welfare of the minority communities.

Addressing presspersons, he claimed that while the previous Governments made “meagre allocations” that varied from Rs. 20 crore to Rs. 35 crore for the welfare of the minorities, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had earmarked Rs. 167 crore in 2008-09, Rs. 172 crore in 2009-10 and Rs. 251 crore in 2010-11 for the purpose.

Over 81,500 members from the minority communities have benefited in the last three years and Rs. 113.54 crore had been spent under various schemes for their welfare, he added.

The KMDC had prepared a Rs. 60-crore action for the benefit of over 40,600 members. “The recovery rate has also increased from Rs. 40 lakh a month to Rs.1 crore in the last two years,” he stated.

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