In his party campaign, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asaduddin Owaisi promised to use Rs 7,770 crore of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s annual budget to provide amenities to the Muslim population in the city.
Owaisi announced the decision while addressing the crowd at a rally at the Nagpada junction along with senior leaders of the party.
He highlighted the civic issues such as old water pipelines resulting in cases of water contamination, lack of storm water drainage, poor waste management, poor quality of education in municipal schools and poor hospitals.
“The ruling parties have been in power for so many years and yet have done nothing for the betterment of people. If we come to power, I promise to ensure that Rs 7,770 crore will be spent on amenities including better municipal schools and hospitals,” Owaisi said.
Owaisi claimed that authorities have neglected the people living in Muslim localities.
“If Muslims are paying taxes to the BMC, it is their constitutional right to get amenities in Muslim areas as well. With your support, we will ensure that enough funds are spent on the needs of Muslims,” he said.