No welfare schemes for Muslims in BJP manifesto in Rajasthan

BJP’s Rajasthan manifesto was released on Tuesday and this time it doesn’t contain a single welfare scheme for the Muslim community whereas, in 2013, there were 12 promises.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje declared the election date about 10 days before that the state is going to poll on December 7. While declaring the manifesto, Vasundhara Raje said, “We were ahead of Congress in ticket distribution, have been ahead in manifesto declaration as well.”

In the 2013 election’s manifesto, the BJP had announced that madarsas will be modernised, a loan will be provided to Muslim women to help them with traditional small-scale businesses and encroachment shall be removed from the Waqf properties and that records shall be maintained of the revenue generated by Waqf properties.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) this time has named only one Muslim candidate in the entire state. The sitting MLA Habibur Rehman from Nagaur has been denied the ticket and gave it to Yoonus Khan who is a senior minister in Rajasthan government. Khan will be contesting Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot.

Khan is considered a close confidante of Vasundhara Raje and the number 2 in the Rajasthan government. He is also the sitting MLA from Deedwana, a constituency from where he wanted to contest the upcoming assembly election.

Rajasthan Assembly elections are due on December 7 and counting will be done on December 11.