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Caste no bar: Citing stats, Yogi says Muslims have largely benefitted in UP

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : YASMIN AHMED
Published Sep 19, 2019, 5:18 pm IST
Updated Sep 19, 2019, 5:31 pm IST
He said that the government does not discriminate on the basis of caste and that 'poor is poor.'
Adityanath said he shared the same relationship with Muslims as he does with Hindus and that his government does not tolerate any kind of hooliganism and communalism. (Photo: File)
 Adityanath said he shared the same relationship with Muslims as he does with Hindus and that his government does not tolerate any kind of hooliganism and communalism. (Photo: File)

Lucknow: Reaching his half-way term as the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) on Wednesday, Yogi Adityanath said the Muslims in UP have availed greater proportion of welfare schemes than Hindus.

Reiterating on government's 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas' agenda, he said that the government caters to a category of people who can avail the benefits of the schemes irrespective of their caste.

 

In an interview with News18, the UP CM said that even though muslims constitute less than 20 pc of UP's population, every third beneficiary of the welfare schemes in UP is from the Muslim community.

He said that the government does not discriminate on the basis of caste and that 'poor is poor.'

He also said that Muslims have received twice the number of houses as compared Hindus according to their proportion.

Adityanath said he shared the same relationship with Muslims as he does with Hindus and that his government does not tolerate any kind of hooliganism and communalism.

 

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