The AIDMK is pro-minority ! How many States in the country make such a provision for the maintenance of temples ? It is enraging for Hindus to see that despite being in majority only Hindus are contributing to the public exchequer in the form of taxes. The Government does not allot any funds for their seats of faith.
Chennai – The State Government has raised the allocation for maintenance of mosques and churches in the State, a move the opposition said was aimed at wooing back the minorities who are upset with AIADMK’s support to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
Deputy CM O Panneerselvam announced that the fund for annual maintenance of mosques across the State had been raised to Rs. 5 crore from Rs. 60 lakh. The Government would spend Rs. 5 crore on repairs and maintenance of churches against the earlier allocation of Rs.1 crore.
Panneerselvam also announced Rs. 2.50 crore towards the annual administrative grant for the Wakf Board. Besides, scholarships to the tune of Rs. 98.66 crore would be disbursed to around 3.64 lakh students of minority communities in the current fiscal year.
The ruling AIADMK had faced an electoral rout in the Lok Sabha elections in 2019 after striking an alliance with the BJP. In polls to urban local bodies, the minorities are thought to have voted against the party for backing the CAA in Parliament.