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PM seeks priority for Muslims

In NDC meet address, PM says Muslims must have the first claim on resources, reports Gaurav Choudhury.

india Updated: Dec 09, 2006 18:49 IST
Gaurav Choudhury
Gaurav Choudhury

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday called for devising innovative plans for minorities, particularly Muslims, for making the economic growth process more equitable.

"We will have to devise innovative plans to ensure that minorities, particularly the Muslim minority, are empowered to share equitably the fruits of development. They must have the first claim on resources," he said in his address at the 52nd meeting of the National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi.

Singh also said that the component plans for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes would also need to be revitalised.

First Published: Dec 09, 2006 15:51 IST