Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said the Centre will give Rs 100 crore to the Maulana Azad Minorities Financial Development Corporation for providing financial assistance and subsidised loans to members of minority communities.
Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday demanded that Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi should step down after a court in Uttar Pradesh gave him a one-year jail term convicting him of violating prohibitory orders during the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Making it clear that there was no question of government supporting the controversial 'ghar wapsi' programme, Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said state government and the Centre would together frame a "strong" legislation to stop any forceful conversions.
Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday pledged to provide opportunities of development to minority communities through the principles of good governance.
Minister of State for Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that after witnessing the gruesome terror attack on a school in Peshawar, that killed 141 people, including 132 students, Pakistan should learn the true nature of terrorism, adding that such acts go against the tenets of humanity.
Claiming that its minority supporters and activists in West Bengal were being attacked by "Trinamool Congress goons", the BJP Thursday presented a memorandum to the minority affairs ministry to send a fact-finding team to assess the ground realities.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday criticized the opposition for disrupting the Parliament Session over the issue of Cabinet Minister Member of Parliament Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's recent inappropriate comments.
In an unusual protest, five Union Ministers on Friday joined BJP MPs in singing hyms before Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament complex praying for "wisdom" to Congress members who have paralysed Rajya Sabha over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's remarks.