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Malerkotla: Congress blames AAP for ignoring its ‘gift to Muslims on Eid’. Here is how the newly created ‘Muslim majority’ district of Punjab is suffering

“Malerkotla: Congress blames AAP for ignoring its ‘gift to Muslims on Eid’. Here is how the newly created ‘Muslim majority’ district of Punjab is suffering”, Opindia, June 12, 2023:

“In May 2021, then-CM Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress Government gave a ‘gift’ to the Muslims in Punjab by declaring Muslim-majority Malerkotla as a district. The party promised it during the 2017 state elections, and the poll promise was fulfilled months before the scheduled Assembly elections.

People of Malerkotla, which has a 68.5 per cent Muslim population followed by 20.70 per cent Muslims and only 9.49 per cent Sikhs (2011 Census), expected to see changes at a massive scale after it became a district. However, over two years have passed, and nothing notably has changed for the youngest district.

According to an exclusive ground report by The Indian Express, Malerkotla town is waiting for doctors, roads and better schools. The basic amenities in the newly formed district are far from reality, and people have started it calling ‘naam ka zila’ or ‘district for the namesake…”

Read the full article at Opindia.com

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