He additionally mentioned whereas the stipend for imams was introduced in 2012, it took nearly 10 years for the state authorities to grasp the struggles of the Hindu clergymen. In April 2012, chief minister Mamata Banerjee had introduced an allowance of Rs 2,500 every for imams.
Final yr, she introduced a stipend of Rs 1,000 per purohit throughout the state.
“Why solely 8,000 purohits…There are greater than 80,000 on this state. The place is the listing of the purohits they’re giving this cash to? How did they determine on the names? Was there any age or earnings standards? The state authorities is simply bribing a choose few to indicate they’re being balanced, however that’s not the reality,” he mentioned.