Govt treating minorities as second class citizens: D'Mello
Panaji, Mar 15 : Goa Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has demanded that government schemes should be distributed equally without discrimination and Minorities must not be treated as second class citizens.
The NCP Chief Spokesperson Trajano D' Mello, speaking to mediapersons here today, said the scheme needs immediate modification and if Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar failed to correct the situation, the NCP will not hesitate to take the matter before the Human Rights Commission as distribution of benefits of schemes, discriminating on the basis of Religion, is an absolute violation of Human rights.
He said women and Child Development Minister had announced Rs 150 crore for the Ladli Lakshmi scheme and another Rs 150 crore for the Griha Adhar Scheme. Out of the 15,890 aplications sanctioned there were 2615 Christians and only 300 Muslims.
He said the Chief Minister at the time of distribution of portfolios had promised on completion of six months he would review the functioning and performance of every minister but one year has lapsed and the Chief Minister failed to review and make public his assessment of the functioning of his cabinet colleagues, Mr D' Mello added.