MEWAT: A week after PM Modi talked about engaging minorities, the BJP on Thursday launched another welfare plan in Haryana under which it arrangements to direct 100 encourages in the state.Launching the 'progress Panchayat' plan at a rally in the Muslim-ruled Mewat, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said such a major group can't be overlooked.
Mewat had stood out as truly newsworthy after two sisters were gang rapped and their parents killed by a group of men who broke into their home on August 25. The probe was given over to CBI after police neglected to make any noteworthy leap forward for the situation.
Speaking to Media after the rally, Mr Naqvi said, "If there is an atmosphere of fear then it is our responsibility to fix that. We cannot ignore such a huge community, and for that, we need development. That is why we have come among the people."
Under the scheme, the centre has promised new schools, water connections in the state, and a new rail line and a driving school in Mewat.
There were also tensions recently in Mewat after a 'Gau Sewa Ayog' set up by the Haryana government had ordered biryani samples to be picked up from highway food joints to check for beef.Apart from Mr Naqvi, union minister Rao Inderjit Singh also attended the rally.