The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chauhan while interacting with the Muslim Community at Jafarnagar on April 7, 2014, he said that the minorities will get justice and their rights. The programme lasted for three hours. Maharashtra government has incorporated many schemes for the minority community, which is availed by the minority.
The Chief Minister Prithviraj Chauhan while addressing the Muslim brethren said that there are some opportunists who are spreading hatred in the name of religion. He cautioned them not to become influenced by them and to defeat their efforts and such line of thought.
While targeting his guns on BJP and their Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he said that if a party with this kind of communal attitude wins, then the very social structure of the secular nation will crumble down.
The CM claimed that Dalits, Minorities, Tribals and Backward classes have understood that if Modi who is a dictator like Hitler and an egoist wins, this will prove to be a peril for the nation.
Unique initiative of Zakir Khan
Social Worker and Director of Green City Builders Zakir Khan had coordinated an inter-active session with socially active / aware, intellectuals of the city. Prominent persons from all religious, social and economic strata were present during this programme. A written memorandum which included problems and issues faced by the common man was presented to the Chief Minister. Zakir Khan opined that many more welfare schemes are desired for the minority community. A request was made to the CM to make a broadened time-bound policy is desired in order to ensure the progress and development of this particular minority group.
Congress’ slogan of secularism
The Chief Minister assured the minorities that his government would seriously consider all the points of the memorandum submitted during the meeting. He also assured them that Congress-NCP government is the only government which will ensure development and welfare of the minority community. He added that Congress believes in secularism and do not consider any religion superior or inferior. The CM said that Congress-NCP also strives to bring the backward classes into the mainstream. The CM appealed to the members of the community to vote in large numbers so that those people who are playing politics with money backing do not succeed.
State Congress In-Charge Secretary Valmiki, State Minister Rajendra Mulak, Anees Ahmed, Shaukat Quereshi, S Q Zama and Maulana Alamgeer Ashraf also expressed their views during the meeting.
City Chief of Congress Vikas Thakre, Member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Alhaj Wahab Parekh, Vishal Muttemwar, Izrael Seth, Maulana Siraj Kasmi, Sheikh Hussein, Haji Abid Khan, Israel Seth, Jawed Habib, Oves Kadri, Aseem Naved, Faisal Rangoonwala, Bari Patel were present on the occasion.