Cong MLA`s question on minority students` scholarship omitted
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 00:46
  
Ahmedabad: A Congress MLA on Wednesday alleged that his question on Union government's scholarship to pre-matric minority students was omitted from the list of questions in the state Assembly as the Gujarat government did not want upliftment of the minority communities.

Congress MLA from Shahpur, Gyasuddin Sheikh's question on utilisation of funds under Union government's scholarship to pre-matric minority students was dropped at the last moment from the list of questions in the Assembly yesterday.

"The government does not want betterment of the minority community in the state," Sheikh alleged.

He said that on one hand the state government was saying that minority community in Gujarat was progressing, "while on the other hand it hides the details of the central funds received by the state for scholarships for minority students".

Sheikh further alleged that the minority students in the state were denied the benefit of Rs 9.82 crore under the scholarship scheme, as the entire sum was returned to the Union Government.

Saying that only the MLA who has asked a question can withdraw it, he alleged that he had received no intimation about omission of his question.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 00:46


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