Will stop Triple Talaq Bill at any cost, says Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu

25 residential schools to be started for minorities, Wakf Tribunal to be formed

Published: 17th June 2018 05:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th June 2018 05:45 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu during a review meeting at Undavalli on Saturday before he left for New Delhi for Niti Aayog Council meeting | EXPRESS

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Stating that the TDP is opposed to the Triple Talaq Bill, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said that he will take the responsibility of stopping the passage of the Bill. “As the Triple Talaq Bill is aimed at prosecuting and arresting Muslims, I am the first person to raise voice against the Bill in the nation and came out openly against it as the move will lead to intentional victimisation,’’ he said. Stating that there should be no scope for discrimination, he said after the TDP opposed the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, the matter was referred to the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

“I will ensure that the Bill will not be passed in future too,’’ Naidu said. Speaking after participating in Ramzan prayers along with Muslims at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium here on Saturday, he said the State government had allocated `1,100 crore in the 2018-19 budget for minority welfare. He said it is more than the allocations made for minority welfare in the combined Andhra Pradesh. He also announced that 25 residential schools will be started soon for minorities in the State.

Elaborating about various welfare schemes being extended by his government, he said that the TDP is committed to maintenance of communal harmony. Stating that Haj House will be built in Vijayawada at a cost of `80 crore and Wakf Tribunal will be set up soon, he said the State government has been giving `50,000 each for Muslim girls under Dulhan Scheme and providing pre and post-matric scholarships for Muslim children.

Immediate orders for construction of Masjid When some of the Muslims complained about the delay in construction of a Masjid, which was demolished during road extension works at Ramavarappadu two years ago, the Chief Minister passed immediate orders to District Collector B Lakshmikantham to take necessary steps for the construction of Masjid. “I have given orders to the Collector to complete the construction of Masjid by next year,’’ the Chief Minister informed the delegation.

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  • Ashutosh Kumar

    Here is an example of how low a politician will stoop to stay in power !!! He should now also grow his beard to full length with shaved off Mush. Are the majority community people blind to this man's intentions of converting this State into a "Islamabad"
    4 years ago reply
  • India

    He can stop nothing - he couldn't even get the money that Center is supposed to pay and he thinks he will stop "bills" with 13 MPs ? This fellow should think about how he will stop Jagan from becoming CM - not about Triple Talaq - because AP is going to give him and his son Talaq soon.
    4 years ago reply
    • Ashutosh Kumar

      Such traitors must be boycotted - "Hukka Paani Bund"
      4 years ago reply
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