Working towards its promise of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is focusing on minority welfare.
The Uttar Pradesh government under Yogi Adityanath will provide monetary assistance to poor Muslim families for their daughter's marriage.
The government also plans to organise mass weddings for them under a scheme which will be run jointly by the Central government.
A month since coming to power in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has chalked out a roadmap for inclusive development.
As part of the pilot, the Yogi Adityanath government is planning to organise 100 mass weddings across all the districts of Uttar Pradesh at 'Sadbhavna Mandaps'.
If the scheme receives a good response, the government plans to make it a bi-annual affair. Sources said the scheme is meant for poor Muslim families.
IT WAS THE CM's IDEA
Till now, the state government was providing a financial assistance of Rs 20,000 to below-poverty line (BPL) families for their daughter's marriage. Many alleged that the scheme was marred by corruption and had little representation from Muslim families.
Mohsin Raza, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet, said the idea to organise mass weddings for Muslim girls came from the chief minister himself.
"I am extremely happy that the chief minister made the proposal of Sadbhavna Mandap," said Mohsin Raza.