Yogi Adityanath to scrap quota for Muslims in UP

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The Yogi Adityanath government in UP has decided to scrap the 20 per cent quota for Muslims provided under various schemes launched by his predecessor, Akhilesh Yadav.
The Yadav led Samajwadi party government had provided for this quota in some 85 different government schemes.

The move is in with Adityanath’s apparent bid to revert many of the schemes started by Yadav. The BJP government has also knocked off the word “Samajwadi” from many of the schemes, renaming them with “Mukhyamantri”.

"We are in the process of studying all the schemes. We will continue those which we consider are important but scrap others," deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya told the media.
The BJP justifies the proposed move on the ground that its government is committed to end all schemes that are aimed at “appeasement of specific castes or communities.
The decision of the proposed move comes within days of a decision by the government not to distribute some 60 lakh ration cards printed by the previous government.
This is because these ration cards had photographs of Akhilesh Yadav.



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