TRS Govt responsible for rising unemployment among minorities: Congress

Hyderabad, Oct.17 (NSS): Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Minorities Department chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail blamed the TRS Government for rising unemployment among minorities in the State during the last five years.

Addressing a series of meetings on Thursday as part of Huzurnagar Assembly bye-elections campaign, Abdullah Sohail said more than 10 lakh educated and qualified youth belonging to minority communities were jobless. He alleged that the TRS Government took no measures to provide them jobs in public or private sectors or at least give them loans under self-employment schemes. He pointed out that the TRS Government never focussed on creation of employment for minorities or their economic empowerment. He said of nearly 30 schemes/Heads of Departments under Minorities Welfare Department, only two were linked to creation of employment and both schemes remained a non-starter.

Abdullah Sohail said that the much hyped ‘Subsidy for Bank Linked Income Generated scheme’ and ‘T-Prime & T-SEZ’ remained on paper and not a single youth from minority communities benefitted from them. He said more than 1.5 lakh youth had applied for loans in the year 2015-16. Nearly 8,000 applications were approved and just for an eye wash a few hundred were given paltry sums as loans this year. The Telangana State Minorities Corporation stopped receiving loan applications since 2015-16 and their website is still non-functional.

He asked the minorities of Huzurnagar constituency to understand the gravity of the situation. Abdullah Sohail appealed to the minority youth of Huzurnagar not to fall prey to the TRS tactics and realise that TRS was BJP’s B-Team and it was implementing RSS agenda. He said the victory of Congress candidate Uttam Padmavathi would build pressure on the TRS Government to restore welfare schemes across the State and lakhs of minorities would benefit from the same.

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