For welfare of the Minorities, the Samajwadi Government has undertaken many programmes
Chief Minister addresses State Level Waqf Conference
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that the state government is working for development and welfare of all sections of the society and added that for development of the state, the state government is ready to extend all support to the union government. Referring to the land provided in Rae Bareli for AIIMS by the present government, he also pointed out that the previous state government had blocked the transfer of the land for the medical institute.
The Chief Minister was speaking at the state level Waqf Conference held under the aegis of the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board at the Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in which ‘Mutvalli’ from all over the state had participated. Lauding the Waqf Board for organizing the event, the Chief Minister said the conference would give a ground reality on maintenance and problems of Waqf properties.
Mr. Yadav while assuring efforts to ensure solution to the problems being deliberated upon, he pointed out that work done on the magnitude and scale by the present day has never been done by any government. He said that the state government had undertaken many programmes in fields of education, medical, health, agriculture and mentioned schemes like ‘108’ Samajwadi Health Service and ‘102’ National Ambulance Service which were benefiting people in far fluing areas and villages.
He also mentioned infrastructure projects like Noida, Greater Noida and Lucknow Metro Rail project and added that many things with regards to promoting bicycles have also been undertaken. Lauding the setting up of Jauhar University in Rampur by Minority Affairs and Urban Development Minister Mr. Mohammad Azam Khan, the Chief Minister said lakhs of youngsters will get higher education at the varsity. He also warned people against the perils of making big issues out of small incidents and pointed out to incidents in Budaun and Meerut which had affected the image of the state.
He also assured to look into the demands of rent of Waqf Properties, lack of manpower at the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board and other issues. During the event, the Chief Minister was presented a memento by the wife of martyr late Abdul Hameed. Before this, Mr. Mohammad Azam Khan said work of Mutvalli’s was very important and exhorted them to ensure establishing of educational and medical institutions on Waqf properties and added such work would lead to welfare of the society.
Earlier, Chairman of the Sunni Central Waqf Board Mr. Zufar Ahmad Farooqui honoured the Chief Minister by presenting him a shawl and memento and drew the attention of the Chief Minister towards their problems and urged for solutions. Others who addressed the conference included Maulana Saif Abbas, Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali, former AG Mr. SMS Qazmi. A large number of people’s representatives, religious leaders, clerics and Mutvallis from various districts of the state and other dignitaries were present.