At the 2007 NDC meeting to discuss the Eleventh Plan, Modi had openly hit out at the prime minister’s 15-point programme for minorties, demanding that it be dropped “in the interest of maintaining the social fabric of the nation”.
He subsequently never implemented the Centre’s scholarship scheme for minorities.
Now the Twelfth Plan document, which will be the subject of discussion at the NDC coming Thursday, shows Gujarat in a poor light when it comes to lifting Muslims above BPL in both urban and rural areas. To address this, the Plan calls for direct targeting of minorities to be made a pre-condition for disbursal of funds — a concept Modi has vehemently opposed, terming targeting of population on lines of religion “anti-constitutional”.
“According to the latest Planning Commission estimates, the poverty ratio for Muslims was 33.9 per cent in urban areas, especially on account of states such as Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar and West Bengal. In rural areas, the poverty ratio for Muslims was very high in states such as Assam, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Gujarat,” states the Plan document in its chapter on social Inclusion, which is part of the section on social sector.
Using the Tendulkar Committee’s methodology, the Planning Commission estimates that 42.4 per cent of the Muslims in urban Gujarat are poor, which is very high compared to the overall poverty ratio of 17.9 per cent in urban areas. In rural areas, the corresponding figure stands at 31.4 per cent, which is again more than the overall average of 26.4 per cent for rural poverty in the state.
On urban poverty ratio among Muslims, Gujarat’s figures are the third worse after Bihar (56.5 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (49.5 per cent) while in rural areas, it’s fourth after Assam (53.6), Uttar Pradesh (44.4) and West Bengal (34.4).
The overall BPL population ratio in the country, according to the Tendulkar report, is 29.8 per cent.
Noting that a “perception of discrimination and alienation” is the most “important concern” for Muslims when compared to other minorities, the Plan document has stressed on its “direct targeting” approach.
“Revamp the design, expand the scope and strengthen implementation structures of key initiatives such that minority settlements and people are directly targeted; such direct targeting should be made a condition for approval of all block- and district-level plans,” the document stated.
For Modi, the visit to Delhi to attend the NDC meet is also like the customary victory lap after a third straight win at the hustings. He has claimed that his opponents were spreading “lies about Gujarat” in the course of the election campaign and underlined that his win was proof enough.
Mr. Aniyan, nice to see you here.
It is bewildering to see secularism being defined as slavery to minorities(one particular minority rather), by the congress. The minorities should watch out too, for the day they cease to affect the seats of the party they would suffer unbelievable indifference by the congress that is already indifferent to the progress of nation.
Winning does not mean that a person has gained respect by all. If one is interested in number game but not giving rights, it is shameful. Here Modi is not giving rights of Muslims. Why backwards are getting reservation, because they were mistreated and deprived in past, in the same way muslims should get.
Muslim invaders like Aurangzeb and Akbar ruled India for so long... still you think you need this reservation. Doe Quran tell you to stay on begged monies from Hindus? Begging?
When can we start thinking about people based on their religion? Constant thinking about the number of Muslim candidates only shows the narrow and wrong attitude. Each elected representative represent all constituents interest and not of any particular religious group.
Before the election media and entire congress machinery was employed to dislodge NAMO.When NAMO started giving election speeches, they strted projecting the views that even if he wins and comes to powerwith 100 or less seats , it will be considered as Modi's defeat.Now when he proved his mettle ,they have started spreading all sorts of misinformation about Modi. But instead of projecting ther skewd and jaudiced views about Modi ,WHY DON'T THEY CONDUCT SURVEY LIKE THE EXIT INTERVIEW BEFORE ELECTION RESULTS AND FIND OUT WHO IS THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR PRIME MINISTERSHIP ?
Congress policy failed in INDIA in last 64 years, so give one chance to modi to go with his unique thougts and ideas.
Ahh No surprise at all ...all non congress ruled states (Surprisingly Assam's name came up...was it a consolation or a trick...) how reliable is the data...
Why only Muslims ? In what they deserve separate treatment ?
the win does not mean he has done wonders and lose does not mean a govt performed poorly. Vajpayee's Govt was best in the last few decades. still he was voted out. Mr. Advani is the most capable among all the politicians in INdia. still he was not voted to power. MGR's Govt was best ever. Still he lost parliament elections in 1980 though he never lost assembly election in his life time. The one who lost comes back to power and the one who won elections loses in the next. THE LEADER IS ONE WHO TAKES ALL ALONG WITHOUT HUNGRY FOR POWER. MODI DOES NOT QUALIFY HERE-MISSERABLY FAILS. MR. ADVANI IS THE ONLY OPTION IN 2014.
Hindu Povery will not bite but only Muslim will bite! Ha Ha Ha!!!!!
So here we go again. TOI media people are carping upon Namo and Gujarati by using lies, damn lies and stats. If you had a compelling evidence, why did you not give it to congi to use in election? A smell of Dung is coming from the writing or could it be a fresh ahlu%u2019s BullSh*t ? Go on proselytising your ideology of congi that corruption, nepotism, ineptness is good, Indian Nationaism and hard graft of namo is bad to a non-proselytising Hindu. Burkha Dutt of NDTV and all English papers supported by cabal at JNU writing in English deride namo and Gujarati but hey they are carping in theit own porch so Gujarati did not responded . Blind by your desire to show off your false piety and idiot%u2019s wisdom compare to others, your action stinks. Call yourself keeper of gandhi ideology but smell coming out from the throwing up writing is very stinky. Whenever we will see your throw up in any pepper, a response will be posted.
This article is biased, the aim of planning commission to even give data on poverty based on religion is communal. It seems that the central government for the last 8 years is a government for minorities only and very communal in nature and policies.However Congress Party is not able to visualise the resentment of the majority community due to such policies.A truly representative government has to be a government of the majority community, making policies for all citizens benefit and progress irrespective of religion, caste and region.PM should know that a government is judged by how it treats its majority Hindu community. Mr. Narendra Modi understands governance and representation of people much better than the present central government.This article presents as only Muslims are poor; though the data given clearly shows that if you take away the Muslims percentage , the majority of poor come from the Hindu community.
All the comments above are by huge online army of modi who get paid to write all this.. Strong internet presence ...
Really ! Could you please let me know how to get recruited for this ?
Were the elections, where Mr. Modi got elected as CM with a huge majority, also held on internet?
As long as leaders like Narendra Modi are there in India, minorities, particularly, Muslims have no prosperity at all. These leaders want to kill the Muslims economically, that is why Muslims were denied seats in colleges, higher studies, governmental jobs etc. Please treat Muslims at par with other religions. Give them equal opportunities. Give them equal rights. They have the right to live peacefully as much as other people.
Mr. Basha, here is the insight about equal rights: 1. when comes to personal law its your personal law that applies to muslims in India. that means muslims have more rights than others. coming on to economic rights there is no restriction in any law in Indai which restricts muslims to do any business/ industry or commerce. Finally it is the mindset of the muslim leaders which is takking them backward and not others. they are not allowing you people to educate and joint. those have educated have achieved great heights (Ex.Dr. APJ Kalam). Educate yourself come to mainstream. dont just harp about equality.
WhatI cannot understand is why any body should get reservation on basis of religion? Our film world and cricket team has disproportinatly large share of muslims and nobody is there on reservation basis and all Indians root for them.In my state of Kerala,muslims DOMINATE all types of business,especially retail trade.All this without help of reservation. Of course there must be reservation for economically weaker sections of society. At another level,some complain about mulims not able to purchase property in Gujarat on lacations of their choice completly overlooking the fact that so many muslims had the the same complaint about Mumbaiand many other towns in India.Have we become a nation of loud mouths who are led by a few arm chair critics and a set of TV panelists who apparently hold sole copy right for so called SECULARISAM?
From the time of independence till Mr. Modi came on stage, Muslims were living in great prosperity?
I REMEMBER TO HAVE ENCOUNTERED WITH MR.BASHA AT MANY TIMES IN THE ARAB NEWS LONG LONG BACK; ESPECIALLY WHEN AHMEDABAD WITNESS SOME PETTY SCUFFLES. NICE SEEING HIS NAME HERE.
Your comments seems right,but at the same time muslims should not beg.Allah likes hardworking people.
One wonders if planing commission has analysed the cause for Muslim poverty . Proposed allocation of funds based on religion could not only "anti secular" which violates/ corrupts the constitution but it will be driving a positive feed back ie it will prevent efforts of Muslims to apply themselves to progress. May be congress wants it that way so that their vote bank remains intact. What a pity India is ruled by corrupt minds.
Your comment is good,at the same time muslims are discriminated at many front just out of communalism. Muslims must work hard that is true spirit of islam.
Actually Modi's winning Gujarat elections bites Congress and Media-houses like NDTV,IE,TOI,HT and in particular people like SG and their fellow travelers in Congress.This show in Gujarat is definitely harming the prospects of their Master Raul's chances.If UPA looses,the scam business may suffer a jolt.Hence this distorted COMMUNAL news.Except Congress-purchased Media-Houses,general public has no trust in any Govt agency.Why the purchased Media targets Gujarat on COMMUNAL lines when there is a rise in BPL in all sections of society?SG should know that even other societies deserve attention.Editors may get sold out for obvious reasons,but Media-Houses should maintain their unbiased approach.such approach as is in this article can lead public to smell for PAID-NEWS and a hidden scam.Have standard of past during good Editors of the past and past Goenkas.
"On urban poverty ratio among Muslims, Gujarat%u2019s figures are the third worse after Bihar (56.5 per cent) and Uttar Pradesh (49.5 per cent) while in rural areas, it%u2019s fourth after Assam (53.6), Uttar Pradesh (44.4) and West Bengal (34.4)." Is it not better to discuss about the first two states (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) in urban poverty and the first three states (Assam, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal)in rural poverty before discussing about Gujarat which stands third and fourth respectively in these areas? Or is it that winners won't get any trophy, only runner-us will?
Though Muslims are officially declared as minority in India they have controlled the majority Hindus by supporting parties who have given them concessions and kept BJP dubbed as Hindu party for all these 64 years. Yet they are not happy and want Govt job quotas better living conditions and expect Hindus to work hard for better living. They should not expect concessions from Governments and work hard honestly to raise their standard of living.
are muslims only poor people in india?
The problem is not only poverty but the determined efforts of RSS and Narendra Modi to frustrate every effort from any quarter to provide a succour to suffering Muslim masses. When someone raises the question of absence of Muslims in armed services and rest of the government institutions, these RSS diehards become secularists. They advice not to talk about it it as it would be against the spirit of secular India. They believe poverty is a virtue which Muslims have acquired willingly. No sir, it is successful culmination of design of organized powers in any form to suffocate them economically, socially and politically. Films and fine arts is the medium where they have failed despite sustained efforts. A malnourished struggler can't compete with a already choked-with-butter parvenu. It takes honest effort to develop an egalitarian society where justice prevails. The rise of perverted politicians like Modi augurs doom for the democracy of India. These novas would destroy this country.
Sir, I beg to differ from your conclusions. Why are you blaming RSS and Narendra Modi for this? Is there RSS or Mr Modi in UP or Bihar. And please tell me sir, is Muslims the only poor people in India. I am no RSS admirer. But, please before making fault with RSS, please look inwards. Look at your leaders . Syed Shahabuddin, cleric leaders etc.Religion is not the answer for everything . India is a free country for all of us. I go to the Temple. But, I have the freedom to decide my deeds.An egilitarian society needs right thinking people from all communities not only from Hindus, Muslims , Sikhs, Christians etc. Why is BJP unable to create a Hindu Nation. It goes against the very ethos of Hindus. We have 33 crores of gods, i.e no one way of looking at things . Narendra Modi has the support of lot many people including Muslims. It is a fashion to decry Modi and make a scapegoat for all things bad.
Muslims are doing well in Gujarat then UP Assam and AP and Kashmir. thanks to Modi.
It is high the masses and people of India wake up and support Shri Narendrabhai Modiji as next P.M. OF INDIA. INDIA needs him and he needs INDIA
Even after 65 years of independence , 3 Muslim presidents , entire film industry governed by Muslims, Equal rights in work, promotions. Still people are worried about MUSLIM poverty. as if poverty for persons in other Religion than MUSLIM is OK . FED UP with sicking thinking
Aank ke andhe Ravinder sachchai ko dekh. Muslims are living in very bad state thanks to people like you who oppose any effort to alleviate them. Shame on you Anti Nationals.
Why poverty is being discussed on the basis of religions?
What about the most visible muslim poverty in Uttar Pradesh? I request those passing through Agra to get down and sit on a cycle rickshaw, talk to those mainly muslim rickshaw riders, what their conditions are. This is at one place. They live in the most inhuman conditions. What was those patriachs of muslims viz. mulayam and mayawati doing for the last more than two decades. They were all cheating the muslim population in UP just as their comrades in the Congress did for decades all over India. Let there be no fact hiding. Political parties are panic at the individual growth of Narendra Modi as the sole leader of India today, who can get things done without absolutely no controversy. But all the time Godhra riots are brought to the forefront by those who fear his grip on Indians. No way, Modi was Gujarat and Gujarat was Modi; now it will be Modi is India and India is Modi. People wait for his taking over in 2014.
Mr Kamaloodin is right poverty is not restricted to any caste or religion it is a financial status of a person and there is no need to make specific references to a particular community these dirty politicians try to play politics in every thing and finally indulge in blame game ignoring the action needed Idiot politicians take steps to bring down poverty rather than comparing statistics.
have you checked the hindu poverty,christian ?? you must understand one thing there is only poor and rich.when people talk about religeon they are cheating you,including media.If you want someone do it for you,it is you asking someone to get you ,YOUR baby.
i agree,Govt. not introduced rich or poor by religion,govt. must look after all tax money goes to proper development like charitable hospital,school,college,road lights,proper drainage system,garden & on employment etc...........