The Kerala Government led by Pinarayi Vijayan has blatantly indulged in appeasement politics in a startup loan scheme. An advertisement that appeared in a newspaper declared that the Hindu OBCs would get 20 lakh loan per annum whereas the Christians and Muslims could avail 30 lakh loans per annum under this scheme. It is indeed bizarre to see this sort of appeasement politics in a loan scheme for startups.
Dear @CMOKerala @vijayanpinarayi – this is a good scheme like #Mudra but why do Hindu OBC professionals get lower loans (20lacs) versus Minorities (30lacs) ? ?
Isnt this discrimination or appeasement? violative of Art (14) n respnsblty of Govt to be fair to all? ? pic.twitter.com/LEGlx95dns
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar (@rajeev_mp) February 28, 2018
The advertisement was put up by Kerala State Backward Classes Corporation was met with criticism on social media.
This is not discrimination or appeasement. This is the cost of minority votes for CPM at state expense https://t.co/XyXoclp5HS
— S Gurumurthy (@sgurumurthy) February 28, 2018
I’m surprised why Hindus don’t demand equal rights. https://t.co/sJnVhGflJ6
— Anuraag Saxena (@anuraag_saxena) February 28, 2018
Apparently the famous Kerala model hasn’t made minorities as prosperous as claimed. They still need handouts https://t.co/sKxzKMDEka
— P Mahapatra (@pras4net) February 28, 2018
Will the Kerala government correct its stance? Will the central government intervene in this matter? We will have to wait and watch.