The scheme is part of the multi-sectoral development project (MSDP) for poor Muslim women, launched under the Prime Minister's 15-point programme for minorities, which followed the Sachar report on Muslims' plight. This should indicate that Mamata Bannerjee is not always in the confrontationist mode with the Centre. It also indicates that she is a shrewd politician. She is hell bent to wean away the Muslim vote bank that the Leftists till now enjoy by joining in namazes, throwing iftar parties for not only the notable Muslims, but also the poor and she wears her saree like a Muslim woman when she 'offers' namaz. It is a different matter that she would not know a sausage about the prayers! It maybe noted that Mamata Bannerjee holds master's degree in Islamic History from the University of Calcutta. Shows how focussed the woman is!