Mamta adds Muslim to Maa, Mati, Manush Trinity

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    Mamta adds Muslim to Maa, Mati, Manush Trinity

    27 May 2012

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    KOLKATA: The twisting bylanes of Baruipur in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district has much to discuss in the evenings over their cup of tea. The township located in the fringes of Kolkata is home to a sizeable chunk of Muslims. They’re used to sops raining ahead of every election but never have they been wooed with such determination. The minority community had been miffed at being ignored in the first few months of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s rule; and Didi has been trying to win them over ever since. And all for the upcoming panchayat polls; with 30 per cent of the state’s population, Muslims comprise a major portion of the electorate who can play kingmaker or spoiler in the upcoming grass-root polls. With the Left Front controlling the panchayats in 13 of 19 districts of the state and the Congress upping its efforts, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is aggressively eyeing next year’s panchayat polls to gain control over the three-tier local government bodies.

    In April alone Didi announced a monthly stipend of Rs 2,500 to imams, Rs 1,000 as honorarium for muezzins and gave government recognition to 10,000 madrasas. She emphatically announced that 75,000 students had been given loans and stipends. A staggering 30,000 landless imams can also avail of the ‘Nijo bhumi, nijo griha’ (Own land, own house) scheme and get three cottahs of land with the government even constructing the houses. Didi is also dangling the job carrot to woo the Muslim vote bank ahead of panchayat elections. The TMC plans to introduce job quota in the state and wants to take up the matter with the Centre. The state cabinet has already ratified a proposal for jobs for Muslims under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category and Banerjee has also included 33 new backward castes of Muslims under the 17 per cent OBC quota, pushing the total number of Muslim castes under it to 86. “Even if we want to do it (reservation on the basis of religion), we can’t do it because it is not possible due to the guidelines in the constitution of our country. But we will try to bring in more and more backward sections of the community under reservation for the overall development,” said Banerjee.

    But are the sops working? Diverse voices belonging to the minority community beg to differ. Accusing the government of lackadaisical, faulty and short-sighted policies, Muslims of the state are yet to be impressed by the one-year-old government’s efforts. “The Chief Minister may be trying genuinely but as far as the announcements are concerned we need to see how they will be implemented. We want proportional pattern reservation for our community which constitutes 30 per cent of the population. There aren’t 10,000 madrasas so we don’t understand how the government calculated that,” said Maulana Siddiqullah Chowdhury, State Secretary, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, one of the foremost leaders of the community who had supported Didi during her Nandigram heydays. Chowdhury believes that the sops are not as simple as they seem and have complicated and unacceptable clauses. “We are expected to hand over the masjid property to the Wakf Board and only then will the imams be given the stipend. We have a problem with this… Our youth want jobs, security and educational opportunities. The loans which are being given to students are also stuck. They are being issued cheques only after they open bank accounts. The Muslim community won’t be benefitted by the Imam stipend which has no longevity,” he added.

    “All these sops are bogus and not required at all. Imams getting stipend is wrong as other communities should get it as well. It’s happening at the behest of certain religious leaders and the common Muslim doesn’t like it at all. The community understands all this very well and isn’t getting fooled. The upcoming panchayat polls will prove it,” said a senior member belonging to the NGO, Social Network for Assistance to People (SNAP) that is conducting a statewide survey on the condition of Muslims in West Bengal.

    The feeling is shared in Muslim-dominated Murshidabad district. Sahidul Islam, 30, teaches in a government-aided school. His 54-year-old father, Mohd. Mushtaq Hossain, is an imam and therefore eligible for the monthly stipend given to imams. “We don’t want the stipend which is being given keeping vote bank politics in mind. This announcement has actually created more problems within the community. People are fighting with each other to become imams. Our community can’t progress through mere sops,” said Sahidul.

    Politically as well the various offerings are being viewed with cynicism and compared to eye-ball grabbing gimmicks.

    “It’s quite legitimate on part of the government to want to help the minorities and we welcome it. But we would like to emphasise that there is a difference between just announcements and pronouncements and actual work on the ground,” said Om Prakash Mishra, General Secretary, West Bengal Pradesh Congress (WBPCC).

    Didi adds Muslim to Maa, Mati, Manush Trinity | Mamata Banerjee | Bengal minority | The New Indian Express
     
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    So Hindus are rich in West Bengal as per Mamata/TMC ? What about poor temple poojaris ? Best for bankrupt West Bengal to merge with Bangladesh instead of eating up the tax payers hard earned rupees frm rest of India for financing their foolishness. Congress or Communists are equally bad from above report.
     
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    Someone tell me why we are subsidizing Imams, of all people?!

    I oppose reservations and dole/handouts in general, but at least if this woman had given benefits to poor Muslims who become engineers or doctors or scientists or something, I would have at least kept quiet and not criticized her much.

    But Imams?! What political skulduggery! I hate this lady and her type of politics. She really represents the worst of Indian politics, seriously! :frusty: :mad:
     
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    Banged it on the nail.
     
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    Why even after 75% of Bengal has gone as Bangladesh and Communist ruined Bengal for 60 years even then they still want to cover their eyes? Are the such cowards?
     
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    Mamata Banerjee announces more sops for Muslims

    Mamata Banerjee announces more sops for Muslims - Economic Times

    Hindu priest are not rich or their only fault is that they born in Hindu majority country where giving such privilege to Hindus are considered as communal? WB is already has huge debt and deficit, There should not be any such populist subsidy and freebies to anyone on basis of religion.....But Alas.......

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    Will she visit to any Church offering prayer ? I bet not, because Christians are 1% but Muslims are 26%+ :rolleyes:
     
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    This woman has learnt the name of the game!

    No, Christians are not under her radar scan.
     
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    I get so angry when I see such fraud people in "Hijab", pretending to pray the Islamic prayers. :mad:

    What hypocrisy! If a Muslim does it, I can understand. But people like this woman, are clearly doing it just to cultivate an image for the benefit of the masses. It is so ----ing obvious!!

    If I meet a Mamata Bannerjee supporter anywhere on the street, I will clobber him, I am serious. We can excuse people who voted her in, maybe due to ignorance. But now, after seeing everything that she is doing, the way she is ruining the state (and the country by extension), if people still support her, they need to be clobbered on the head to knock some sense into them. We need to start with Derek O Brien. If he has a conscience, he should exit that vile party and either quit politics or join some other party.
     
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    You couldn't be finding fault with the Bengali voter. They had to choose between the Devil and the Deep sea, like the rest of us.

    You can probably react this way if they elect Mamata again next time. But mind you, even if the communists win in the next round, Buddhadeb probably might not be the CM again! And then, it could get worse. :tsk:
     
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    Oh yes, like I said:

    So, I don't blame the voters, but I blame people who still support her. :namaste:
     
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    More sops for minorities

    The chief minister also announced that more minority community groups would be covered under the 17 per cent OBC reservation in jobs, raising the number from 65 to 98. With this, she said, nearly 99 per cent of Muslims would be covered under reservations.

    The chief minister had initially wanted direct reservation for minorities, but officials pointed out that the Constitution barred reservation on the basis of religion.

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    So, Just to follow the law, She is giving reservation to 99% Muslims. 1% more and that would be reservation based on religion which is unconstitutional. What an idiotic woman. She is misusing the power for the sake of Muslim vote bank :frusty:
     
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    Everyone eligible for subsidies or some form of reservation as long as they form a vote bank.
     
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    Ms Bannerjee has earned a master's degree in Islamic History from the University of Calcutta.

    I hope she comes to a Church wearing a western frock, showing her fat and maybe hairy legs, and a blouse with a crucifix as a necklace.

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    And when she goes to the Gurudwara hopefully she wil lbe dressed thus:



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    She, Mamata Bannerjee, is what in Bengali is termed as Bahuroopee!
     
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    Small percentage of Bengalis super intelligent, rest morons...:frusty:What can one say.
     
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    And something like this when she visits a Hindu congregation!
     
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    Since you understand Bengal better than anyone else, please give us the options!

    Thank you in anticipation!
     
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    This looks too good to be true. Lets see whether the polls indeed reflect what is said here

    Typical Congrass rant. Still think BJP is the Communal party?:rolleyes:
     
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    Vote for Congrass , or better yet BJP:namaste:- Lesser of the present evils.

    Cant believe I am saying this but Congrass is loads better than TMC, a statement which speaks for itself:tsk::tsk:
     
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    No the evil hindu party leader and the Communal agenda party can go to hell. We are "secular" and will only vote for secular party like TMC/Congress :troll:
     

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