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Govt to objectively implement Sachar suggestions

March 25, 2007 18:04 IST

The government would objectively implement the Sachar Committee recommendations for improving the condition of Muslims and the report would be discussed in the Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi said on Sunday.

"The Sachar report is being scanned by a committee set up by the Cabinet and the government will implement the recommendations objectively," he told a convention on the Sachar Committee report organised by the WBPCC Minority Cell.

The Sachar report would be discussed in the Parliament, he said.

Pointing out that the government had no obligation to place the report before Parliament as it was not a commission of inquiry report, Dasmunshi said Congress president Sonia Gandhi had wanted it to be placed before Parliament.

"We still think that unless we can give economic freedom to the Muslims, the soul of Mahatma Gandhi would not rest in peace," Dasmunshi said.

Referring to the Babri Masjid demolition during the Prime Ministership of P V Narasimha Rao, he claimed that though the Congress had not always taken the right decisions, it was still the only party that could keep the country united.

Stating that West Bengal was among the states where the condition of the Muslims was the worst, Dasmunshi said, "The chief minister, however, does not admit this."

Dasmunshi claimed he was the only MP from West Bengal who has given MPLAD funds to the highest number of 42 Madrassas in his Raiganj constituency. "The chief minister, on the other hand, is on record as having said that all Madrassas were breeding ground for terrorists."

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