CONTRARY TO the real picture, the Samajwadi Party today claimed that thousands of people from the minority community had been given jobs in the Police Department. But relevant data contradicts the ruling party’s claim.
As per available statistics, when the last round of appointments were made only 584 Muslim youths made it to the Police Department while in all 5296 people had been recruited. This meant that Muslims constituted 11 per cent of the total recruits. In the first two rounds, the percentage of Muslims recruited was not more than three.
The party resolution also took on the “canard” that Muslims was not getting employment. In an attempt to counter the charges raised by the Muslim Fronts, the resolution asserted that the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government had taken several measures, including appointment of 5000 Urdu teachers, for the welfare of Muslims.
Briefing newsmen, SP general secretary and PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav said the party would launch a movement against the Centre on price rise issue. The party has asked the Centre to empower the States to fix support price of farm produce.
About the posters appearing in Meerut showing an employee of Nadwatul Uloom helping the CM to put on shoes, the minister said it (the posters) reflected the ‘dirty mind-set’ of political rivals.
Yadav said party leaders had been told to apprise the people about the achievements of the government. It also directed the workers to sink differences and put up a united face before the elections. Instructions have also been issued to hold conferences at the panchayat level.