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Scholarship scheme for madarsa girls a farce: SP

Accusing the BSP-led Mayawati government of making false promises, the Samajwadi Party on Wednesday said its announcement of scholarships for madarsa-going girls was nothing but a farce.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2011 20:34 IST

Accusing the BSP-led Mayawati government of making false promises, the Samajwadi Party on Wednesday said its announcement of scholarships for madarsa-going girls was nothing but a farce.

"The state government has a long history of making false promises. Announcing scholarships for madarsa girls is nothing but a farce," Ahmad Hasan, Leader of the Opposition in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, told reporters here.

He alleged the state government had not distributed scholarships to minority students to the tune of Rs 34 crore last fiscal.

In October 2008 during a convention of religious leaders, Mayawati had announced that Urdu teachers would be appointed in Muslim-dominated areas, Hasan said.

The CM should tell how many Urdu teachers had been appointed and where they had been posted, he said.

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had recruited 14 per cent Muslims during his regime, Hasan said.

The BSP government had recruited 33,000 police jawans in which only two per cent -- 650 are Muslims, he claimed.