Buddha remembers Hindus when out of power, well done... not. Buddha questions imam allowance Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday questioned the Trinamool Congress governmentâ€™s decision to grant an allowance to imams, saying it would give the BJP an opportunity to reap political mileage in the state. Addressing a CPM rally in Dum Dum, Bhattacharjee said: â€œImams have been doing this jobs for ages. Why do we have to allocate money for them? Lakhs of Muslims are not getting jobs. I arranged for reservation for Muslim youths, but now that has been stopped. Now the BJP is saying that if you allot money for imams, why donâ€™t you allocate money for Hindu priests in temples? It is bound to raise a communal bogey in the state and BJP will make the most of the communal divide.â€ The BJP reacted sharply to Bhattacharjeeâ€™s comments. Rahul Sinha, state president of the BJP, said: â€œThe BJPâ€™s growth in the state is because of the misdeeds of TMC and CPM...both indulge in appeasement of minorities....â€ Bhattacharjee also criticised the government for spending a lot of money on advertisements, especially printing the CMâ€™s pictures on government advertisements while the state is reeling under a financial crisis.