Did the congressional poll manifesto for Telangana focus on minorities?
Hyderabad: A poster with a photo of Rahul Gandhi is widely shared on social media. Users claim the poster is part of the Congress manifesto for Telangana.
Highlights of the manifesto include free electricity for mosques and churches, contracts for young Muslims, 20 lakh assistance for young Muslims, a Muslim computer corridor, loans at the rate of 4%, and housing for young Muslims. Muslims.
Checking the facts
The claim is false.
NewsMeter began its investigation by performing a keyword research which led us to a report published by Navbharat Times on November 28, 2018. According to the report, the Congressional manifesto ahead of the Telangana assembly elections was the cause of the outcry as he promised to complete programs focused on a particular community. Congress wants minority votes. However, the Congress party called it bogus.
Based on this, the team did another keyword search related to the manifesto list. The team found a detailed description of the manifests.
Claim 1: Free electricity will be provided in mosques and churches.
According to the 93-page document, free power will be provided to all temples, mosques, churches and other places of worship. Funds will be made available for the repair of temples, mosques and churches by introducing an appropriate system. Encroachments on lands belonging to temples, mosques and churches will be investigated and the necessary legislation will be passed to protect the properties. Pujaris and the staff of 643 temples will be covered by accident insurance.
Statement 2: Young Muslims will be given priority in government contracts
Nowhere does the document mention such a manifesto
Claim 3: 20 lakh of assistance to young Muslims
The document relating to this manifesto declared exclusive EBC Welfare department will be drawn up. Members of the Reddy, Kamma, Vaishya, Brahmin, Velma castes would be brought into the welfare department and separate societies would be established for each caste. All eligible students would be awarded scholarships and a reimbursement of fees would also be provided. EBC students will receive Rs. 25 lakh scholarships for study abroad.
Claim 4: Muslim IT corridor
No such announcement was made in the document.
Allegation 5: Loan to Muslims at the rate of 4%
The sub-plan for minorities to be allocated and the budget is proportional to the population. Creation of three financial companies for Muslims, Christians, languages ââand other minorities. Judicial powers will be vested in the Wakf Council. Urdu will be strictly enforced as the second official language. All GOs will also be issued in Urdu. Young people from minority communities, skilled and unskilled, will benefit from loans of up to Rs. 5 lakh with a subsidy of 80%.
Claim 6: Residential establishment for Muslims
All eligible families will receive Rs. 5 Lakh assistance in building a house on their land. For SC, ST, Rs. 6 Lakh families will be donated for building their own house. Contributions to the Indiramma housing program will be paid immediately. Rs. Aid of 2 Lakh will be given for the construction of another room or other facilities to the beneficiaries of the Indiramma housing program. The cement will be supplied at a subsidized cost for the construction of houses for the poor and middle classes under the Indiramma cement supply program.
The team found a tweet from the Telangana Congress on December 02, 2018. The official Telangana Congress Twitter account responded to a tweet from the BJP. In the tweet, Congress Telangana called it fake and evil.